Minister of Defense Stepan Poltorak stated, Censor.NET reports citing BBC Ukraine.
"The military draft is needed to create a reserve and replace military, who would have been in the ATO area for a year in March," - the Minister said. According to him, the first wave of mobilization will be the largest and will mainly concern the officers; the following two will be smaller.
He also promised that the mobilized soldiers will be sent to the hostilities area duly equipped and after proper training. "We must be prepared to repel a possible attack at any time," Poltorak said. The National Security and Defense Council discussed that partial mobilization to be held in several stages during the meeting on Saturday.