Ukraine President Passes Law to Call up Reservists for Military Service

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has signed a law allowing reservists to be called up for military service without mobilization orders amid tensions with Russia. 

“The document improves requirements for manning the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other military formations with reservists (military-trained individuals with combat experience) in a special period without announcing mobilization,” said the Presidential press service.

According to Zelenskiy, the law will allow the government to quickly deploy additional manpower to the country’s defense forces in response to possible military aggressions. 

Reservists called up for service during a special period shall be subjected to the same labor, social, legal, and educational guarantees provided for regular members of the defense forces. 

Zelenskiy however did not say which aggression it wants to face and challenged Russian President Vladimir Putin to meet him in the Donbas region for peace talks. 

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