Zelensky promulgates the law to increase the mobilization capacity of the Armed Forces

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April 16 () –

The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, promulgated this Tuesday a law approved last week by Parliament to establish new regulations on military mobilization and toughen certain requirements, with a view, among other things, to increasing the number of troops in the service of the Armed forces.

Parliament has reported on its website the president's signature, the final step for the approval of a text that has already begun to be debated in 2023. The Government has entrusted much of its declared interest in increasing military mobilization to this reform, although It remains to be seen how many people will be recruited now.

Zelensky even said in December that the first version allowed the registration of up to half a million new troops, although the current head of the Armed Forces, Oleksander Sirski, declared at the end of March that the figure was now “significantly” lower.

Among the last minute changes is the withdrawal of a clause that established the demobilization of military personnel once they had completed three years of service, reports the UNIAN agency. These proposals can now be debated independently.

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