Zelensky emphasized that military personnel are obliged to comply with the Constitution, the laws of Ukraine and the military oath, as well as all the requirements of the statutes of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the orders of commanders, TASS reports. The president added that when signing the document, he took into account the position of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the commanders of military units, who believe that this law, among other things, will help to avoid unreasonable losses of personnel.
Zelensky also said that he instructed the government to draw up the procedure for applying the new law.
Recall, on January 25, Zelensky signed a law that strengthens criminal liability for a number of military violations. The document toughens the punishment for non-compliance with orders, escape from the battlefield, abandonment of a military unit, refusal to act with weapons.
Previously, it was reported many times that the Ukrainian military refuses to follow command orders and leaves their positions, realizing the seriousness of the situation. The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhny, who supported the law, admitted that “bare sections of the front” should be “closed” by new military personnel, “which leads to increased losses of personnel “. , as well as territories that the Armed Forces of Ukraine are trying to return “at a very high price.”