Arestovich did not rule out that due to the partial mobilization announced in Russia, Ukrainian students could also be mobilized. According to him, we are talking about “the survival of the nation”
“All or very many” Ukrainian students may be drafted into the Ukrainian army against the backdrop of Russia's announcement of partial mobilization. This was stated by Advisor to the Office of the President of Ukraine Oleksiy Arestovich on the air of the Feigin Live program. (host Mark Feigin is included in the register of foreign media agents).
“If a million people are mobilized in Russia, then what kind of departure are you talking about? We may need everything. Do you generally want Ukraine to survive, or do you want to solve your personal problem with studying at the Sorbonne or at Oxford? — he said.
To a clarifying question from the presenter about the prospects for students, Arestovich said: “The prospect is bad. The girls will leave. Boys… I'm sorry.
Russia seven months ago— on the night of February 24— launched a military operation in Ukraine. President Vladimir Putin called its goals the protection of the population of Donbass, as well as the “demilitarization” of and “denazification” neighboring state. In response, Ukraine imposed martial law and declared general mobilization, and men aged 18 to 60 were banned from leaving the country. In May, the head of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry, Oleksiy Reznikov, said that the authorities want to recruit 1 million people into the army.
After the start of the Russian special operation, the Ukrainian authorities announced that the mobilization would take place in several stages. At the first of them, former military personnel with combat experience who had served in the army under a contract or participated in hostilities in the Donbass were to be drafted into the army, then— military personnel who served in the military until 2014 or served under a contract. At the third stage, graduates of the military departments of universities (as reserve officers) and everyone who does not have age and physical restrictions were to be called into the army. At the fourth stage, the so-called public reserve can be attracted to the service, that is, all citizens of the country without age and physical restrictions.
On the morning of September 21, President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization in Russia. The presidential decree contains ten points, but the seventh is omitted. The document also says nothing about the duration of the mobilization.
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Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov refused to disclose the content of the seventh paragraph, citing the fact that it was intended for official use. The Kremlin spokesman cited Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu as saying that 300,000 reservists would be called up. “Here we are talking about the number of up to 300 thousand people,” — he said. Peskov also repeatedly denied reports that the authorities plan to call up more than 1 million people.
According to the clarifications of the Ministry of Defense, privates and sergeants under 35 years old, junior officers under 50 years old and senior officers are subject to mobilization. up to 55 years, as well as citizens with combat experience. The priority criteria are not military ranks, but military specialties: shooters, tankers, artillerymen, drivers, driver-mechanics. The delay was given to a number of specialists in the financial sector, IT companies and the media, as well as students of universities and colleges.
To date, the Kherson region, part of the Zaporozhye region and Kharkiv region are under the control of Russian troops. On September 23, in the territories controlled by Russia, as well as in the Donetsk and Lugansk people's republics, referendums on joining Russia started.
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