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11:53 29 Jul 2021

Zelenskyi signs laws on national resistance fundamentals and increasing Armed Forces

President Volodymyr Zelenskyi signed laws on national resistance fundamentals and increasing the size of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The signing took place during the speech of the head of state at the events on the occasion of Special Operations Forces Day in the Zhytomyr region, Ukrinform reports.

"The next and extremely important stage in Special Operations Forces development should be the implementation of two new laws that I introduced in parliament as urgent and adopted by the constitutional majority. These are laws on national resistance fundamentals and increasing the size of the Armed Forces of Ukraine," Zelenskyi said.

As reported by Rubryka, July 29 marks the Day of Special Operations Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. This is an official military holiday launched by a presidential decree on July 26, 2016.

On July 16, the Verkhovna Rada adopted the presidential draft law №5557 "On the Fundamentals of National Resistance" in the second reading and in general.

At the same time, the deputies voted for the draft law №5558 to increase the size of the Armed Forces by 11 thousand servicemen in connection with the adoption of the law "On the Fundamentals of National Resistance." Thus, the number of the Armed Forces will be increased to 261 thousand people.

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