Reznikov said if Ukraine is preparing a response to the large-scale mobilization of reservists in Russia

Bloomberg wrote today that Russia has announced the mobilization of tens of thousands of reservists on a scale unprecedented over the past 30 years, although this has not been officially announced. The host asked if Ukraine was planning something similar in return.

“Ukraine, fortunately, has been planning for a long time. Because we have been learning to resist and contain for the eighth year already,” Reznikov replied.

He recalled that from January 2022, the law on national resistance will come into effect.

“Therefore, we have an understanding of territorial defense, we already have in reserve more than 200 thousand Ukrainians and Ukrainian women who have passed the front, they have experience. They voluntarily agreed to be in the reserve. They are, in fact, liable for military service. If necessary, the deployment of territorial defense battalions will take place according to the law, reserves and weapons will be used. There is a commander, respectively. Therefore, we are ready, “the head of the Defense Ministry added.


July 16, the Verkhovna Rada in the second reading and in general approved the bills of President Volodymyr Zelensky on national resistance and an increase in the number of the Armed Forces by 15 thousand people (up to 261 thousand), including military personnel – by 11 thousand (up to 215 thousand), of which 10 thousand – for the territorial defense troops and 1 thousand – for special operations forces. Zelensky signed them on July 29.

According to the law, the components of national resistance are territorial defense, resistance movement and preparation of Ukrainian citizens for national resistance.

In September, the brigades and command of the TRO got their own emblems.



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