NewsZelensky lowers mobilization age in Ukraine amid war pressures

Zelensky lowers mobilization age in Ukraine amid war pressures

The President of Ukraine signed a law lowering the conscription age from 27 to 25 years.
The President of Ukraine signed a law lowering the conscription age from 27 to 25 years.
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8:03 AM EDT, April 3, 2024

According to the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada website, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has signed a law reducing the age of those eligible for mobilization from 27 to 25.

The council's website announced that the president signed the law on Tuesday, following the parliament's approval at the end of May 2023. The law now stipulates that individuals as young as 25 are subject to mobilization, a decrease from the previous age of 27.

Ukraine Steps Up its Mobilization Efforts

In December of the previous year, President Volodymyr Zelensky disclosed plans for the army to mobilize an additional 450-500 thousand people potentially. "The end of the war between Ukraine and Russia remains uncertain. However, unity as a nation can edge us closer to victory," remarked President Zelensky during a press conference summarizing the events 2023.

"The outcome of the war—whether it be victory, defeat, or stalemate—hinges on several factors including decisions and risks, but ultimately, it depends on us. We refuse to surrender our country. By staying focused on our goals and doing all we can, I am confident that victory is within reach," stated the President of Ukraine.

Recent assessments from numerous experts suggest that Ukraine might face challenges in regaining the initiative on the front lines, partially due to having fewer mobilization resources than Russia.

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