During the events dedicated to the Day of Special Operations Forces, President Volodymyr Zelensky has signed the laws "On the Foundations of National Resistance" and on amendments to the Law "On the Number of the Armed Forces of Ukraine". This is reported by the press service of the President's Office.
During the events on the occasion of the Day of Special Operations Forces in the Zhytomyr region, the President signed laws "On the Foundations of National Resistance" and on amendments to the Law "On the Number of the Armed Forces of Ukraine".
"These laws are directly related to the Special Operations Forces, which receive leverage for the development of the resistance movement, they will be able to replenish their ranks with new specialists and further strengthen their contribution to reinforcing the defense capability of our state. I am happy to sign these two important laws for us, for Ukraine and for our heroic army right here, on this important, your professional day", - Volodymyr Zelensky said, addressing the Special Forces soldiers.
The President expressed his conviction that the implementation of these two laws, supported by the constitutional majority of the Verkhovna Rada, would be the next and extremely important stage in the development of the Special Operations Forces. "The creation of a system of national resistance in Ukraine is a powerful signal to everyone that our country will defend itself, will not allow the events of 2014, and that the defense of Ukraine for us is a nationwide issue", - Volodymyr Zelensky stressed.
The head of state added that the Law "On the Foundations of National Resistance" provides for a set of important measures, the purpose of which is to develop territorial defense and resistance movement and to introduce a system of preparing the population for national resistance. Also, according to him, the document allows, if necessary, to involve the entire population of Ukraine in the protection of their native land, their home and their families and to rally all Ukrainians around these important high-priority ideas.
"National resistance measures will be carried out both in the controlled and temporarily occupied territories of our state", - the president announced.