"Objective component of the war": Zaluzhnyi and Umeirov justified the need for increased mobilization in Ukraine
The Verkhovna Rada Committee on National Security, Defense and Intelligence has begun considering a new draft law on mobilization in Ukraine. During the meeting, Defense Minister Rustem Umerov and Armed Forces Commander-in-Chief Valerii Zaluzhnyi addressed the MPs.
They explained to the MPs the need to strengthen mobilization. This was reported by MP Oleksii Honcharenko on Telegram.
According to him, Zaluzhnyi and Umierov said that today the strengthening of mobilization is an objective component of the war. If conscription is not increased, there will be no one to defend the state.
At the same time, Honcharenko said that the Minister of Defense of Ukraine and the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces are ready to finalize the draft law and make changes. The MP emphasized that unconstitutional provisions could be removed from the document.
"In general, the government's draft law on mobilization is planned to be considered in detail in the National Security Committee over the next three days. On January 8, the deadline for submitting alternative bills expires, after which the National Security Committee must decide what it recommends to the Rada," Honcharenko wrote.
The MP noted that the committee may recommend rejecting all the bills, adopting one of them or drafting a new committee bill on their basis and proposing that the Rada adopt it in the first reading.
Earlier it was reported that a group of 12 men were detained near the border with Hungary. They tried to escape from the border guards, but the attempt was unsuccessful.
As reported by OBOZ.UA, draft law No. 10378 on changes to mobilization, which was submitted to the Verkhovna Rada on December 25, has not yet been put to a vote, so in January 2024, conscription will continue under the same rules as before. The mobilization is for men aged 18 to 60 who are recognized as fit for military service.