Kyiv authorities do not rule out the possibility of mobilizing even more people. This was announced by Advisor to the Minister of Defense of Ukraine Yuriy Sak on Tuesday, February 28.
He noted that the Ukrainian reserves have not yet been exhausted, therefore, if necessary, citizens of Ukraine to be mobilized can join the ranks of the Ukrainian army.
“We have sufficient reserves. And, of course, if there is a need, we will mobilize more people, ”Sack said in an interview with Bloomberg.
On February 7, martial law and general mobilization in Ukraine were extended for 90 days. Mobilization, according to numerous reports, takes place with harsh methods.
So, on February 26, the British edition of The Economist noted that mobilization in Ukraine is carried out with serious violations of the law, military registration and enlistment offices use every opportunity to call people into the army.
On February 22, Dmitry Lubinets, Commissioner for Human Rights of the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada, said that in Ukraine, when serving subpoenas, representatives of recruitment centers often violate the rights of citizens subject to conscription for military service. He said that citizens constantly turn to him about the violation of their rights when serving a summons.
Prior to that, on February 14, in Odessa, military registration and enlistment office officials severely detained a man in the middle of a crowded street. Video footage filmed by eyewitnesses shows the man, who has been knocked to the pavement, struggling to resist, but people in camouflage uniforms grab his arms and legs in order to drag him into the van.
The special operation to protect the Donbass, the beginning of which Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on February 24, continues. The decision was made against the backdrop of aggravation in the region due to shelling by the Ukrainian military.