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Zelenskyy says army command, Defence Ministry make suggestions on mobilisation

"I am waiting for comprehensive solutions," the president said.

Zelenskyy says army command, Defence Ministry make suggestions on mobilisation
Photo: Ukrainian presidential office

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy chaired a meeting of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief's Staff, which discussed mobilization among other issues.

"Everyone in Ukraine understands that changes are needed in this area. And this is not just a question of the number of people who can be mobilised. This is a question of terms - both for everyone who is currently in the army - for demobilisation - and for those who will join the army. And this is a question of conditions. These are complex issues that must be worked out by the military leadership and the Ministry of Defence and submitted to the General Staff for approval," the president said in his evening video address on 1 December.

Zelenskyy added that "today there were some proposals" in this regard, but he is waiting for "comprehensive solutions".

The head of the Foreign Intelligence Service of Ukraine reported on possible Russian actions and the international situation in 2024. According to the president, "there should be our, Ukrainian scenario for 2024" and "specific operations".

The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the commanders of the sectors also made reports on the situation at the front. "All the main directions. East - Kupyansk, Lyman, Maryinka, Avdiyivka. Zaporizhzhya. The south and, in particular, our actions in Kherson Region... I have heard reports on the supply of ammunition and weapons, and we are preparing updated requests for communication with partners. We have an important week ahead in terms of such communication," the president added.

A series of meetings with officials of the Ministry of Defence took place. They discussed "special issues, sensitive, non-public issues - on the provision of our forces," the president said.

Zelenskyy added that next week "Ukraine is scheduled to participate in significant events, including international ones".

Recently, the president instructed the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Valeriy Zaluzhnyy, and Defence Minister Rustem Umerov to present a new mobilisation plan.

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