Protests calling for the demobilization of soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, who have been at the front since February last year, were held in several Ukrainian cities, the newspaper «Strana» writes.
«All over Ukraine today there are rallies of relatives of the mobilized, who demand to send them to rotation and rest,» the publication says in the Telegram channel.
According to media reports, the actions were held in Odessa, Lviv, Khmelnytskyi, Zhytomyr and Krivoy Rog. Several dozen people participate in them. They are holding posters demanding to demobilize those who have been on the front line since February 2022.
Earlier, similar rallies have already been held in Kiev and a number of regional centers of Ukraine.
A martial law regime was introduced in Ukraine on February 24, 2022. The next day, Vladimir Zelensky signed a decree on general mobilization. Men aged 18 to 60 were banned from leaving the country. For evasion from military service, criminal liability is provided with a penalty of up to five years in prison.
On Thursday, November 9, Vladimir Zelensky extended martial law and mobilization in Ukraine until February 14, 2024.