During the meeting of the National Security and Defense Council, which considered the decision to introduce martial law given the attack of Russian military on the Ukrainian Navy's warships in the Kerch Strait, Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Petro Poroshenko turned to the Ukrainian servicemen.
According to the President, hundreds of reports are already being received on the readiness of the ATO veterans to counteract further possible aggressive actions of Russia.
"I want to say separately that we have already received hundreds of calls from ATO participants, from our soldiers who are now in reserve that they are already packing clothes and ready to defend the state," the President noted.
Clarifying the decision on the introduction of martial law, the President emphasized: "The decision does not imply immediate mobilization. But the corresponding work with the reserve of the first turn will be carried out".
"I appeal to you, dear veterans, be ready. We must ensure in the shortest possible time all the necessary measures to stop the enemy and protect our state," the Supreme Commander-in-Chief noted.