Kyiv (QHA) -

The Ukrainian Parliament has passed the Law of Ukraine "On the Approval of the President's Decree "On Partial Mobilization".

The decision saw 275 votes of MPs in favor, according to Ukrinform.

Andriy Parubiy, the Secretary of the National Security Council and Defense (NSDC), said the need for this document is due to the aggravation of socio-political situation in the Crimean peninsula and undisguised aggression, the capture by the Russian side of the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol.

According to the document, partial mobilization is carried out throughout Ukraine and in Kyiv. In Crimea and the city of Sevastopol mobilization is carried out among citizens who have voluntarily expressed a wish to be called up for service.

Parubiy said mobilization will be in effect for 45 days from the date of entry into force of the decree. According to him, it is expected to engage 20,000 people in the Armed Forces and 20,000 soldiers in the National Guard.

The decree comes into force after it is approved by the Parliament of Ukraine.

QHA