Ukraine declares full military mobilisation: decree

Ukraine declares full military mobilisation: decree
Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky ordered a full military mobilisation, as conscripts and reservists in all Ukrainian regions are due to be called up.
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24 February, 2022
President Volodymyr Zelensky ordered a full military mobilisation [Getty]

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday ordered a full military mobilisation as his country faced a large-scale invasion by Russian troops.

Conscripts and reservists in all regions will be called up, according to the decree published by the Ukrainian presidency, which is to be in effect for 90 days.

Zelensky ordered the General Staff to work out how many servicemen will be called up and in which order.

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