The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reports on its Facebook page.
On June 29, majority of deputies of the Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian Parliament) supported in the first reading the bill № 5557 on the basis of national resistance and adopted the bill “On Amendments to Article 1 of the Law of Ukraine“ On the Number of the Armed Forces of Ukraine ”.
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The bill proposes to determine the legal and organizational principles of national resistance, the basics of its preparation and conduct, the tasks and powers of the security and defense forces on national resistance.
The bill proposes to define:
composition, purpose and objectives of national resistance;
basics of development, organization and conduct of territorial defense and resistance movement;
the procedure for preparing the citizens of Ukraine for national resistance;
organization of the national resistance management system;
the order of formation and staffing of military units of the Territorial Defense Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, voluntary formations of territorial communities and resistance movements;
powers of security and defense forces, state bodies, local governments on issues of national resistance;
the procedure for preparation, deployment and conduct of territorial defense of Ukraine;
financing and logistical support of national resistance;
social and legal protection of persons participating in national resistance;
responsibility for violations of legislation and other regulations on national resistance.
Financing and logistical support of the national resistance is planned to be carried out at the expense and within the funds of the State Budget of Ukraine, local budgets, as well as from other sources not prohibited by the legislation of Ukraine.
Consideration of the bill N 5557 in the second reading should take place by July 14.
Also, the bill “On Amendments to Article 1 of the Law of Ukraine“ On the Number of the Armed Forces of Ukraine” on Increasing the Number of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in connection with the adoption of the Law of Ukraine“ On the Fundamentals of National Resistance ”was adopted.
The bill is aimed at increasing the number of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in order to create and ensure the functioning of a separate type of forces – the Territorial Defense Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the bill on Fundamentals of National Resistance (Reg. № 5557) and the Special Operations Forces in the interests of forming a resistance movement.
The bill proposes to increase the number of the Armed Forces of Ukraine by 11,000 servicemen, ie the total number of the Armed Forces of Ukraine will be 261,000 people, including 215,000 servicemen.
Implementation of the bill requires additional expenditures from the State Budget of Ukraine. The financial and economic substantiation is added to the bill.
The bill was registered at №5558.
Information Department of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine