June 14, 2016 –
Translated by J. Arnoldski
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has proposed an initiative for organizing a guerrilla movement in the country. This was reported on Tuesday by the head of state’s press service.
“In the event of a full-scale invasion, there should be a polished plan for the total mobilization and functioning of the country under the circumstances of martial law,” Poroshenko said during the scientific-practical conference “Lessons of Hybrid War” at the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
“The fact that we are not declaring total mobilization now is due only to the fact that the campaign to build a contract army has been effective,” the head of state added.
According to Poroshenko, a plan for the total mobilization and functioning of the country in the conditions of martial law should, among other things, provide for the optimization of the work of enterprises of the military-industrial complex, the “creation of new capacities and production facilities producing the latest weapons.”
In addition, Poroshenko said that until Ukraine becomes a NATO member, it should have its own proper army.
“We should identify and ensure strict adherence by all security structures to the legal and technical requirements of the development and use of weapons, equipment, and strength standard for the armies of NATO countries,” he remarked.
Poroshenko instructed for draft decisions to be prepared and brought to the session of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, after which such will be passed on for consideration by the government.