Men in Ukraine handed summons to join army on streets: Reports
Ukrainian media reports speak of summons being issued "on the streets of the city of Dnipro."
Men on the streets of Ukraine are receiving summonses to the army as part of mobilization operations, Ukrainian media reported on Sunday.
A video of a group of soldiers encircling a civilian was shared on Telegram by the Strana news portal with the comment, "Summons are being issued on the streets of the city of Dnipro."
Such videos have been circulating more often, despite statements made by the Ukrainian Defense Ministry that no new wave of mobilization is planned, according to the news portal.
It is worth noting that Ukraine declared martial law and general mobilization at the start of the war in February and had them extended until February of the next year in November.
Yesterday, The Daily Beast reported that the Ukrainian government has launched a NATO-backed mental health program in order to boost the effectiveness of its troops in battle and make them less vulnerable to post-traumatic stress.
NATO spokesperson Oana Lungescu told The Beast that the military alliance "has put in place assistance to enhance the psychological resilience of military service personnel and develop a mental health system for Ukrainian combatants and veterans."
According to the news website, the program is supposed to counter the "fear, agitation, and meltdowns" troubling the Ukrainian soldiers, so they can continue fighting, as Ukraine "can’t afford to have soldiers falling apart on the battlefield."
Military Psychologist Rodion Grigoryan, who runs the program, told The Beast that "people have had no understanding of the mental state they could get into during combat."
In a related context, Ukrainian Presidential Advisor Mykhailo Podolyak announced earlier this month that Ukraine, since the start of the war, has lost between 10,000 to 13,000 soldiers.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said during a press conference that "more than 20,000 civilians and more than 100,000 Ukrainian military officers have been killed so far." Interestingly, the numbers were edited out from both the video and the statement later on in the day.