Zelenskyy proposes that Rada extend martial law and general mobilization
Zelenskyy proposed that Ukraine’s parliament extend martial law and mobilization (Photo:ОПУ)
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Nov. 8 proposed that the country’s parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, extend the period martial law and the terms of general mobilization.
Respective draft laws have already been registered in the Ukrainian parliament.
Document No. 8189 proposes to extend martial law, and No. 8190 to prolong mobilization.
The texts of the draft laws have not yet been posted on the Parliament’s website.
The decision may be adopted as soon as at the next plenary meeting, MP from Holos party Yaroslav Zheleznyak reported in his Telegram channel on Nov. 8. He suggested that martial law in Ukraine and general mobilization could be extended for another 90 days — until Feb. 19, 2023.
Martial law was declared in Ukraine after the start of a full-scale Russian invasion. At the same time, a general mobilization was announced. So far, they are valid until Nov. 21.
Conscripted men between the ages of 18 and 60 are prohibited from leaving the country, with a number of exceptions.
During general mobilization, all conscripted citizens of Ukraine aged 18 to 60can be enlisted for military service if they do not have legal grounds for deferment or exclusion from military registration.
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