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Ukraine's fate at stake, no one can stay away – Ukraine's Ground Forces commander

Monday, 8 April 2024, 14:02
Ukraine's fate at stake, no one can stay away – Ukraine's Ground Forces commander
Oleksandr Pavliuk, Commander of Ukraine's Ground Forces. Photo: Facebook

Oleksandr Pavliuk, Commander of Ukraine's Ground Forces, has urged Ukrainians to join the Armed Forces, as the country's fate is at stake, which means that no one can stay away.

Source: Pavliuk on Facebook

Quote: "The more Ukrainians find the courage to join the ranks of the Armed Forces, the less chances Russia will have to implement its bloodthirsty plans, and the sooner Ukrainian cities will resume their ordinary and safe life.

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I therefore urge Ukrainians to leave emotions behind and not succumb to provocations. It is imperative to realise that no one can stay away. The fate of the country, the fate of our nation, is at stake."

Details: Pavliuk firmly believes that "Russia will not leave anyone alone: neither those who have hidden nor those who have betrayed Ukraine".

"Now is a historical moment that fate has given us: either we will defend and preserve the state, or we will disappear as a nation! Support the defenders with both word and deed. Join the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Stand up for your family, your home, your country, and your future. Our strength is in unity! There is no other option," the officer summed up.

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He added that Ukraine's Armed Forces need various specialists: drivers, clerks, cooks, builders, IT specialists, accountants, doctors, and engineers. 

Background: 

  • On 7 February, the Ukrainian parliament passed the government's draft law on mobilisation on the first reading. Lawmakers submitted 4269 amendments to the document for the second reading.
  • The parliamentary committee members supported proposals to grant a draft postponement for postgraduate students of all forms of study and remove the provision on penalties for evading mobilisation from the draft law.
  • At the same time, lawmakers rejected amendments to the draft law on reservations for persons liable for military service who receive a certain salary and pay taxes.
  • On 29 March, the Parliamentary Committee on National Security, Defence and Intelligence had considered all 4,269 amendments submitted by MPs to the second reading of the draft law on mobilisation.
  • As of 6 April, the committee had not completed its consideration of the draft law on mobilisation, but the draft law could be submitted to the parliamentary hall for consideration as early as 10 April.
  • On 6 April, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy urged the parliament to pass the draft law on mobilisation in the coming days.

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