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Zelensky is committed to “increasing the capacity” of the Army in the face of “all possible changes” at the operational level
MADRID, Feb. 23 (Royals Blue) –
The president of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelenski, has signed a decree to mobilize the reservists before the rise in tensions in the east of the country and after Russia has recognized the independence of the self-proclaimed republics of Donetsk and Lugansk.
Zelenski, who has stressed that there is no need for a general mobilization for now, has confirmed the signing of a decree to call up the reservists and proceed with their training, according to a statement published by the Ukrainian Presidency in its Web page.
“We must increase the capacity of the Ukrainian troops for all possible changes in the operational situation. By decision of the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces, training camps for reservists will also be held in the near future,” he said, as as the Ukrainian news agency UNIAN has collected.
The president has also asked Ukrainian politicians to abandon their ambitions in favor of the country, after a meeting with the leaders of the parliamentary groups. “Everyone understands that today we need a Defense Coalition in Parliament,” he explained.
Thus, he stressed that “unity, speed and important decisions are necessary to maintain economic stability and the defense capabilities of the State. “Today, all politicians and all parties are the same color, blue and yellow,” he stressed. , referring to the Ukrainian flag.
Zelenski has also revealed that he will launch a program of “economic patriotism” that will include support for certain sectors of the economy and a tax reduction for businessmen, as well as a limitation on inspections and the creation of incentives to attract funds.
“A patriot is the one who fights the enemy for his land and the one who invests money and creates jobs for it. That is why we are going to launch an economic patriotism program. They are additional incentives to localize our production. Concrete programs to support certain industries,” he argued.
“Our goal is to achieve economic independence, especially in the energy sector,” he said, while anticipating that this Wednesday he will meet with representatives of the 50 main Ukrainian companies. “They should all stay in Ukraine. They are companies located in Ukrainian territory protected by our Army,” she noted.
Finally, Zelenski has emphasized that Ukraine is a peaceful country and that he wants “silence”, although he has warned that “if you remain silent now, it will disappear tomorrow”. “There is hard work ahead for everyone and we are prepared for it. Personal confidence. Confidence in the country. Confidence in our victory. There is no need to lament, we must win”, he has riveted.
On Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin recognized the independence of both Ukrainian regions and hours later ordered the entry of the Russian Armed Forces into them as part of a “peacekeeping mission”, some decisions harshly criticized by the majority of the international community.
The Ukrainian government put the number of deaths on Monday at 14,000 in the eight years of conflict in the east of the country, before adding that at least 30,000 people have been injured, while 1.5 million people have been forced to flee their homes. homes in Crimea and Donbas to escape the Russian “occupation” of the territory of Ukraine.