Ukraine calls up military reservists, but no general mobilization
President Volodymyr Zelensky signed a decree on Feb. 22 calling up soldiers from the operational reserve. Zelensky stated that there is no need for a general mobilization, pravda.com.ua reports. The head of the National Security and Defense Council, Oleksiy Danilov, stated on Feb. 23 that the army can recruit 36,000 reservists with combat experience. A country-wide state of emergency is being formulated, Danilov stated.
Kyiv mayor Vitaliy Klitschko gave general points regarding changes in the city during the state of emergency. Entrance and exit from the city will be managed and vehicle inspections could occur. Mass events would be banned. Curfews would be introduced separately.
James Hydzik: Ukraine is proceeding toward readiness at a deliberate pace, and without panic. The issue is now a matter of time and timing.