In Ukraine, they do not intend to change their mobilization plans, but an additional call may be announced soon. This was announced on Friday, August 25, by Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) Oleksiy Danilov in an interview for Ukrainian Radio.
“Changes in mobilization should not be expected. <…> Yes, the military is appealing, and there will most likely be an additional conscription, but this does not mean that it will go beyond the limits that we approved on February 24 last year,» Danilov said.
The Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council emphasized that mobilization in the country has been going on daily since the beginning of the special operation, but the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) now need more people.
Earlier, on August 24, bills on the mobilization of parliamentarians and officials were registered in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. The documents have been submitted to management for consideration.
Before that, on August 17, Zelensky also signed the laws adopted by the parliament on the extension of martial law and general mobilization for another 90 days.
In addition, on June 29, Ukraine expanded the list of citizens subject to mobilization. This law legalized the mobilization of citizens whose wife, husband or parents have the first or second group of disabilities, if they have other able-bodied relatives.
Martial law has been in force in Ukraine since February 2022, at the same time Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky signed the law on general mobilization. According to the order, men between the ages of 18 and 60 cannot leave the country.