All sanctions will be lifted on Ukrainian citizens who are currently subject to restrictive measures and who are ready to defend the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the state and defend the country in the ranks of the Territorial Defense Forces. This was announced by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during a briefing at the Office of the Head of State.
"We will lift sanctions by the decision of the National Security and Defense Council on all citizens of Ukraine who are ready to defend our state with weapons in their hands as part of territorial defense," he said.
The President emphasized that the future of the Ukrainian people now depends on every citizen of Ukraine.
"Everyone who has combat experience and can join the defense of Ukraine must immediately come to the relevant staffing centers of the Ministry of Internal Affairs," said the President.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy called the country's economy and the continuation of enterprises' operations another frontline.
"Working now is also a serious job, as well as defense in these difficult conditions. Therefore, our future depends on each company, each entrepreneur. Take care of your employees, work for the sake of society, for the good of each of us. People should have all the necessary goods, all the necessary services," he said.
The President also assured that the National Bank and the banking system have all the necessary resources to meet the financial needs of the state, its defense, to protect the interests of citizens.
Adviser to the Head of the President's Office Mykhailo Podoliak added that a cash withdrawal limit of UAH 100,000 has been introduced.
"There were some interruptions a few hours ago with the possibility to pay for goods or services by card. These are all local manifestations of cyberattacks, which are accompanied by military attacks on our industries. In the banking sector, everything is sufficiently controlled," he said.
Mykhailo Podoliak also said that the energy sector is operating normally.
"Nuclear power plants, hydroelectric power plants operate normally. There is increased security, but it has been strengthened for several weeks. Today, of course, there is additional protection. We don't have any blackouts yet," he said.