Bankova noted that Ukraine protects not only itself, but also the borders of Europe.
Ukraine’s allies must respond to the announcement of mobilization in Russia not only with words, but also with actions.
Advisor to the Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Mykhailo Podolyak Twitter listed five steps that partners should take in response to the Kremlin’s actions.
And so, the response of the allies should include:
- activation of the meeting of the Contact Group for the Defense of Ukraine – “Ramstein”;
- doubling the supply of HIMARS and shells for them;
- providing ATACMS missiles with a range of up to 300 km;
- immediate removal of the taboo on the supply of tanks and armored personnel carriers;
- training centers for Ukrainian fighters.
“Ukraine is protecting not only itself, but also the borders of Europe. Or is it still incomprehensible to partners?” Podolyak added.
Mobilization in Russia
On September 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the drafting of reservists into the army: “I consider it necessary to support the proposal of the Ministry of Defense and the General Staff to conduct partial mobilization in the Russian Federation.” The head of the aggressor state devoted part of the appeal to nuclear threats towards the West.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that it is planned to call up 300,000 people. And the media learned that in the secret 7th paragraph of the decree on mobilization, it was said about 1 million men.
The Kremlin denied this information, but the facts indicate otherwise. Summons are sent to fathers of many children, the elderly and the dead. Even pro-Kremlin propagandists started talking about violations of the mobilization rules.
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