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Resistance to New Wave of Ukraine Mobilization Has Already Begun

In a western Ukraine village determined women are preventing draft notices from being distributed to their menfolk

Sun, Jan 25, 2015 | 10,611 Comments
Women are protesting

This article originally appeared at Glagol.su It was translated by Greg Butterfield at Red Star over Donbass


January 22 - In Cheremhiv village in the Ivano-Frankivsk region of western Ukraine, there are mass protests against the new wave of mobilization, Navigator reports.



According to TV channel NTK, 30 draft notices were sent to the village, but the village council can’t distribute them – women are protesting and do not want to let their husbands and sons go to war.

According to village residents, they reject the mobilization of the men when the country is not at war, and ask why the police, prosecutors and officers of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) aren't sent to the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) first. According to them, even if the men survive in the Donbass, they return disabled and in a poor state.

The village council complains that they have been abandoned; the central authorities do not help, and efforts to argue or persuade fall on deaf ears.

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