Ukraine's Commander Oleksandr Pavliuk Urges Military Recruitment Amidst Crisis

"I therefore urge Ukrainians to leave emotions behind and not succumb to provocations."

by Sead Dedovic
Ukraine's Commander Oleksandr Pavliuk Urges Military Recruitment Amidst Crisis
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Ukraine is in a difficult situation regarding the frontline and the war against Russia. Since the beginning of the war, Ukrainians have known the challenging task ahead of them in fighting against a significantly stronger opponent in every sense. However, the courage of Ukrainian soldiers has been stronger than anything else. For over two years and a few months now, Ukrainians have been resisting, believing in ultimate victory. 

It has become evident over the past few months that the situation will not be easy. Ukrainians are facing huge problems with their military strength and need more soldiers. Additionally, Ukraine requires weaponry, as highlighted by statements from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who week after week urges the US to address issues within Congress and deliver aid to Ukraine. 

Zelenskyy fears that Ukrainians may no longer be able to resist due to a lack of weaponry. The latest move, this time by Oleksandr Pavliuk, Commander of Ukraine's Ground Forces, is an indication that Ukrainians are indeed facing challenges. Pavliuk took to social media to call on Ukrainians to join the Armed Forces, emphasizing that this is the only way to confront an opponent like Russia. 

He believes that the fate of this country lies in the hands of the Ukrainian people, who must be prepared to help the country in its most difficult times.

"The more Ukrainians find the courage to join the ranks of the Armed Forces, the less chances Russia will have to implement its bloodthirsty plans, and the sooner Ukrainian cities will resume their ordinary and safe life.

I therefore urge Ukrainians to leave emotions behind and not succumb to provocations. It is imperative to realise that no one can stay away. The fate of the country, the fate of our nation, is at stake."- Pavliuk wrote!

Pavliuk warns Ukrainians of the danger posed by Russia and its leaders, who will not silently watch the weakness of Ukrainians and will attempt offensives, keeping in mind the ultimate victory. Ukrainian political and military leadership has repeatedly spoken about Russian ruthlessness and this country's readiness to do everything to destroy Ukraine. 

Pavliuk stresses that Ukrainians have a historic opportunity: to defend the country or suffer defeat. He considers unity as the only way to achieve final victory. His encouraging messages have sparked various responses, but the fact remains that the Commander of Ukraine's Ground Forces is concerned about the situation regarding the number of soldiers. Ukrainian military leadership hopes for changes in the future.

"Russia will not leave anyone alone: neither those who have hidden nor those who have betrayed Ukraine. Now is a historical moment that fate has given us: either we will defend and preserve the state, or we will disappear as a nation! Support the defenders with both word and deed. Join the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Stand up for your family, your home, your country, and your future. Our strength is in unity! There is no other option."- he continued!

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has already taken some steps in that direction, hoping that all military-capable men in the country will be ready to join the armed forces. Zelenskyy has today signed a law reducing the age limit for conscription from 27 to 25 years. The Ukrainian parliament passed the measure in May 2023, but Zelenskyy has only now signed it into law. 

Volodymyr Zelenskyy
Volodymyr Zelenskyy© Alexey Furman/Getty Images News

The Ukrainian leader is afraid and seems to be losing hope for help from other countries, especially the US. The policies of major countries, primarily the US, do not give Zelenskyy optimism that things will improve. Despite everything, he encourages the Ukrainian people, believing that the world is with them.The aid that has been coming for the past two years seems to be disappearing.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy sent a message to US leaders

Volodymyr Zelenskyy has called on US leaders to carefully consider the consequences that may arise if Ukrainians do not receive aid. The Ukrainian president has repeatedly emphasized that Vladimir Putin's intentions are not only to defeat Ukraine but also to attack other neighboring countries in a similar manner. The Russian leader has denied such intentions, but it is difficult to say with certainty what Putin is willing to do at this moment. Zelenskyy, who was optimistic from the start of the war, seems to be losing hope, aware that his country is facing a huge problem.

"It is necessary to specifically tell Congress that if Congress does not help Ukraine, Ukraine will lose the war," Zelenskyy said.

"It would be difficult for Ukraine to "stay" (survive) without the aid. If Ukraine loses the war, other states will be attacked."

Time is running out, and US politicians will have to do something about everything if they don't want to see chaos in the world.