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Society has stereotype that draft law on mobilization is repressive - political expert

11 January, 2024 Thursday
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Political expert Volodymyr Tsybulko believes that the Ukrainian government should work with society on the law on mobilization

He said this on Espreso TV.

"The law on defense is the prerogative of the president. Why did the presidential office push this responsibility to the Cabinet of Ministers? It is very strange. Because the Supreme Commander-in-Chief should have initiated such a bill and introduced it himself. Instead, the presidential officet passed it all on to the Cabinet of Ministers first. The Cabinet of Ministers copied the Russian law on mobilization, allowing several unconstitutional novelties to be introduced, which caused a huge scandal. The scandal was resolved by passing the initiative to draft the bill to the relevant parliament committee, and Mariana Bezuhla was entrusted with the task. The scandal continued to unfold, and then the parliament opened a call for drafts from the subjects of the legislative initiative," Tsybulko recalled.

According to the political scientist, the law on mobilization has created a stereotype in society that it is a repressive law.

"A total of 5 draft laws were collected. Accordingly, the committee could have molded something out of them, a hybrid of the two laws. Society has a stereotype around this law that it is a repressive law, that it is unjustified. That is, no one worked with the public and explained anything. The media hysteria about detentions on the streets and beatings of people by representatives of recruitment centers created an atmosphere of nervousness and psychosis. And this psychosis directly affects the authorities," emphasized Tsybulko.

  • Volodymyr Omelian, a politician, diplomat and former Minister of Infrastructure, noted that a new controversial law on mobilization is being proposed to Ukrainians.

  • On Thursday, January 11, draft law No. 10378 on mobilization was returned to the Cabinet of Ministers for revision: it was not considered by the Verkhovna Rada and the government withdrew it.

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