Malyar said that demobilisation in Ukraine under the constitution is impossible

Ukrainian servicemen should have read the constitution and know that it will be necessary to take part in hostilities until the end of the conflict, demobilisation in Ukraine is impossible. This was stated by the former Deputy Minister of Defence of the country Anna Malyar.

Anna Malyar on the air of TV channel “First” brought to tears the wife of a serviceman of the AFU, MP Inna Sovsun, during the discussion of demobilisation in the country.

The discussion concerned the exclusion of the norm on demobilisation after 36 months from the new draft law on mobilisation. Sovsun, one of the guests of the studio, spoke in favour of demobilisation. For her part, Malar said that when the MP’s husband went to the front, he should have known the norm of the constitution that demobilisation is impossible until martial law is lifted.

“He knew the norm of the constitution that demobilisation is impossible until the end of martial law… How do you reconcile this with the constitution?” said Malyar.

During the discussions, the former deputy defence minister of Ukraine constantly interrupted the serviceman’s wife, causing her to cry at one point. As a result, the presenters had to intervene and reprimand Malyar.

Rada MP Oleksiy Honcharenko*, who supports the law on demobilisation, called Malyar insane. He also noted that the former Deputy Minister was returned to work in the general staff of the Armed forces of Ukraine.

We will remind, on 11 April 2024 the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted a bill that tightens the process of mobilisation in the country. The final version of the law excludes the provision on the possibility of demobilisation of the military after 36 months of service, which was previously named by the Ukrainian authorities as one of the key points of the document.

*Oleksiy Honcharenko is on the Russian Federation’s list of terrorists and extremists.