War in Ukraine: The army calls the “mobilizable” men

War in Ukraine: The army calls the “mobilizable” men

By Clara Marchaud

Posted yesterday at 6:32pm, updated yesterday at 7:46pm

A man takes part in military training for Ukrainian civilians in the Lviv region on August 3. Yuriy Dyachyshyn/AFP

REPORT – Kyiv has launched a full-scale recruitment campaign among men aged 18 to 60 for several weeks. The latter have not had the right to leave the country since February.

Special Representative for Lviv

The image is becoming increasingly common in Lviv, as in the rest of Ukraine. Uniformed soldiers stop young passers-by on the street and hand them a document. A life-changing note: a summons for men of military age to report to the military registry. Before being deployed at the front, these potential soldiers must be medically examined, registered and, once their suitability has been determined, sent to training.

In recent weeks, Ukraine has launched a major campaign to recruit men aged 18-60. The latter have not had the right to leave the country since February. After five months of war, the casualties, the exact number of which the authorities do not disclose, are increasing in the face of Russian artillery. According to Volodymyr Zelenskyy, at the height of the fighting in Donbass in May and June, 100 to 200 soldiers died every day. Today…

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