In the Zhytomyr region, during the events on the occasion of the Day of Special Operations Forces, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed the laws "On the Fundamentals 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 to build a resistance movement, will be able to replenish their ranks with new specialists and further strengthen their contribution to increasing the defense capabilities of our state. And I am happy to sign these two important laws for us, for Ukraine, for our heroic army right here, on this important, professional holiday of yours," the Head of State said, addressing the special forces soldiers.
The President is convinced that the implementation of the provisions of these two laws, which were supported by the constitutional majority of the Verkhovna Rada, will be the next and extremely important stage in the development of the SOF.
"The creation of a system of national resistance in Ukraine is a strong signal to all that our country will defend itself, prevent the events of 2014 and that the defense of Ukraine for us is a nationwide affair," said Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
The President added that the Law on the Fundamentals of National Resistance provides for a set of important measures aimed at developing territorial defense and resistance movement, and introducing 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 homeland, their land and their families and unite all Ukrainians around these important, priority ideas.
"Measures of national resistance will be carried out both in the controlled and in the temporarily occupied territories of our state," the President said.