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 80 percent of reservists ready to take up arms anytime, - MoD

A large-scale reserve forces training, involving nine brigades of all operations commands, is about to kick off in five regions across Ukraine.

Censor.NET reports referring to the Defense Ministry press service.

As noted, a law passed in March 2015 stipulates that the soldiers discharged from compulsory military service as well as those demobilized are subject to mandatory enrollment in the army reserve. These reservists are assigned to the military units where they used to serve (or other relevant military units) and can be summoned to training.

Reservists can be called up either to take part in training or in the event of mobilization. Hence, a reservist is required to arrive at a military unit during 24 hours by themselves or with the help of a military enlistment office.

"This will help, in case of a planned rotation or general mobilization, call up trained and qualified personnel. Reinforcing military units with reservists will allow them to perform tasks in a short time.

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"Those soldiers who did not receive appropriate training will be enrolled in the territorial reserve. Such reservists can be drafted to reinforce combat military units upon the decision of a chief enlistment officer," the statement notes.

At the moment, there are more than 85,000 reservists in the Ukrainian Armed Forces. According to a preliminary survey, 80 percent of them are ready to take up arms to defend Ukraine anytime.
 
 
 
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