As reported by Tass, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has signed a law allowing to send servicemen of Ukraine’s Territorial Defense Forces to combat zones, according to the Ukrainian parliament’s website.
The document was signed by parliament chair Ruslan Stefanchuk on May 6, and submitted to the president for signing on the same day.
For the time being, units of Ukraine’s Territorial Defense Forces perform tasks solely within their region or community. The law, if signed, will authorize their deployment all across the country, including not only the current zones of hostilities, but also regions that Kiev views as its occupied territories.
The decision on the deployment will be made by the commander-in-chief of the Ukrainian armed forces.
According to the parliament’s website, the law will come into force on the day after its official publication.
However, the procedural term for the president to sign the document expired on June 7. The Ukrainian authorities gave no explanation for the delay.
Earlier, Ukrainian Defense Minister Alexey Reznikov said his country must increase the number of servicemen directly engaged in hostilities to one million people.
In accordance with the law “On foundations of national resistance,” signed last July, the Territorial Defense Forces are a separate branch of troops within the Armed Forces of Ukraine. As of January 2022, Ukraine had 25 territorial defense brigades, comprising up to 100,000 personnel. In May, Zelensky relieved of duty the Territorial Defense Forces commander without providing any explanation for the move.
he Territorial Defense is a paramilitary structure created in the wake of Euromaidan. At the beginning of 2022, its brigades included about two million fighters.
The so-called Teroborona units consist of Maidan activists, nationalists and veterans of the war in Donbass. Basically, these are not professional military, but rather civilians who have not received the necessary training. They were mainly used as armed groups serving the interests of local business.
Previously, members of Teroborona were exempted from conscription in case of hostilities in Ukraine. However, after the start of Russia’s military operation, some of them had to take part in hostilities for which they were not ready either morally or technically.
Dozens of Ukrainian units complained about the huge losses and lack of weapons and training, pointing out that they were sent to the front lines illegally.
As a result, Zelensky’s decree legalized sending untrained members of Teroborona to the front as cannon fodder for the professional Russian army. Zelensky’s current decision confirms the huge losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The President of Ukraine has already admitted that Ukraine is losing to Russia in technology and is not capable of conducting offensive actions. He confirmed that the Ukrainian offensive is impossible.
On June 12, one of the main propagandists of the Kiev regime Alexey Arestovich claimed that a significant part of the Ukrainian military could join the Russian army.
According to him, if the West does not help Ukraine, 500 thousand Ukrainians will join the 1.5 million service members of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus, after which these forces will allegedly go to war on Europe.
Arestovich confirmed the pro-Russian sentiment among a large part of the population of Ukraine, including among the military.
Zelensky’s complains and threats from Arestovich had no result and the West does not believe in the victory of Ukraine any longer.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg claimed that peace in Ukraine is possible only if Kiev makes territorial concessions. In its turn, NATO is helping the Kiev regime to pay the lowest price.
Thus, the hysteria among the leaders of the Ukrainian regime and the recognition of Kiev’s inevitable defeat in the war confirm that the changes in the military tactics of the Russian command are bearing fruit. The orderly grinding down of Ukrainian forces in the small boilers in the Donbas continues.