Zelensky extends martial law and general mobilization deadline

Zelensky extends martial law and general mobilization deadline

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has signed a decree to extend martial law and the period of general mobilization in the country in view of the possibility that the war with Russia will be prolonged.

“How long will it take (to finish the invasion)? The answer to this question can only be given by the actual situation on the battlefield. We are trying to do it as soon as possible. That is for sure. occupants and guarantee the real security of Ukraine,” Zelensky said in his usual video message to Ukrainians reproduced by local media on Thursday.

That is why “I signed decrees on the extension of the legal regime of martial law and the term of the general mobilization. I hope that the Verkhovna Rada (parliament) of Ukraine will support this decision in the near future. Our army and all those who defend the state They must have all the legal tools to act consistently,” he said.

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Zelensky said that Russia, which began its invasion of Ukraine on February 24, is still looking for a definitive and “wonderful weapon” that will achieve its objectives, something that demonstrates “the total failure of this operation and the fear (of Moscow) to admit mistakes”.

“Everyone has already seen Russia at war. Inexperienced recruits being thrown into battle like cannon fodder. Crooks seeing conventional appliances for the first time in a foreign country (…) Banned phosphorous bombs being used to burn down schools and common houses,” described the president.

He insisted that this “also shows that they are afraid to admit that catastrophic mistakes have been made at the highest state and military levels in Russia. Therefore, they will come up with more and more ‘wonderful’ (weapons) as the Armed Forces of Ukraine and all our defenders liberate our land step by step.”.

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And he promised that “Kherson, Melitopol, Berdyansk, Enerhodar, Mariupol and all of our cities and communities that are under occupation, under temporary occupation, should know that Ukraine will return.”.

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