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 Preparations for fifth wave of mobilization commence in Ukraine - General Staff

армия мобилизация военнослужащие

With the fourth wave of mobilization coming to an end, Ukraine began preparations for the fifth, the head of the General Staff of Ukrainian armed forces Viktor Muzhenko said.

It is reported by Censor.NET citing ZN.UA.

He noted that 50,000 troops were mobilized according to the plan during the fourth wave of mobilization.

"We have almost finished the fourth line of mobilization with figures that had been planned," Muzhenko said.

The work on the fifth wave of the military draft has already begun.

Read also: 35,300 soldiers to be demobilized before May 1 - General Staff

"The mobilization resource is currently being studied. We have already started handing out draft notices for medical examinations and clarification of personal data. The official draft starts as soon as we are given a corresponding order from the General Staff," deputy head of the Kyiv military office Ihor Sliusarenko said.

Despite fulfilling the plan, military offices note some shortcomings related mainly to insufficient numbers within certain categories of professionals, such as air controllers.

A Cabinet decree dated March 19 approved drafting 21,000 people to the army and the National Guard in April and May.

Ukraine restored the call-in for military service in 2015. The duration of the service has been increased to 18 months and the draft age raised to 27.


 
 
 
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