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Defense Council comments on Zelensky's statement on mass mobilization if Russia attacks from Crimea

Source : 112 Ukraine

Deputy Secretary of the Council calls Zelensky's statement "unrealistic"
18:16, 27 December 2020

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The idea of ​​President Volodymyr Zelensky to massively mobilize women and men in the event of a new Russian attack from Crimea is unrealistic, because most Ukrainians are not ideologically ready for this and are not trained accordingly. Deputy Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Serhyi Kryvonis said so, reports NV.

"These people (the president's entourage, - ed.) tell the president that they are capable of doing it (to massively mobilize women and men in the event of a new attack by Russia, - ed.). And we, who went through this and saw it in our realities, we understand that even if theoretically we can mobilize women and men - are these people trained to hold arms? No. Do these people want to do this? No," said Kryvonis.

According to him, the state should educate the mobilization reserve, in particular, in terms of ideology. In addition, even in the case of mobilization, people still need to be taught. As an example, Kryvonis cited the Armenian-Azerbaijani war over Nagorno-Karabakh.

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"It showed that a small number of personnel in interaction with equipment, with properly planned operations, can achieve high results. Therefore, a huge number of mobilized people will not resolve the issue of the ability to counteract the enemy," the deputy secretary of the NSDC explained.

Earlier, Zelensky in an interview said that in the event of an attack by Russia on Ukraine from the temporarily occupied Crimea, there will be a general military mobilization of both men and women.

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