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New voluntary mobilisation in Ukraine has "good results"

Sunday, 19 February 2023, 08:42
New voluntary mobilisation in Ukraine has good results

The Office of the President of Ukraine has said that a new mechanism of voluntary mobilisation in Ukraine has already given "good results".

Source: The Times, citing a source from the President’s Office

Details: Andrii Yermak, Head of the President’s Office, has admitted during a conversation with journalists that "even though Russians are not very disciplined, it is the quantity of people that is the problem". 

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In order to resist this, Ukraine has developed a new mechanism of voluntary mobilisation with "good results", as per the source from the President’s Office. 

He has added, "Many people are ready to go and fight. We also have volunteer soldiers from other countries."

Background:

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  • On 2 February 2023, Ihor Klymenko, then Acting Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, said that the Interior Ministry began forming eight assault brigades known as the Offensive Guard to strengthen the Defence Forces and liberate the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine.
  • On 3 February, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine reported that the recruiting campaign had started off quite actively
  • All people that will join those Offensive Guard brigades are promised a list of social benefits, such as the possibility to receive housing, medical treatment and education at a university. 
  • As of 11 February 2023, it was reported that 20,000 applications had been sent to the Offensive Guard. 

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