Ukrainian mobilization to proceed as planned - Poroshenko

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko has said that the country's Security Service (SBU) has identified 19 individuals among pseudo-journalists and pseudo-public figures who were waging an anti-mobilization campaign.

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko has said that the country's Security Service (SBU) has identified 19 individuals among pseudo-journalists and pseudo-public figures who were waging an anti-mobilization campaign.

"A powerful campaign was launched two weeks ago - an information war against Ukraine in a bid to disrupt the mobilization. This involved so-called journalists and public figures who today are posing the same threat as the enemy on the front," he told the government in Kyiv on Wednesday.

SBU has also established "where the anti-Ukrainian activity originated from, with 19 vociferous critics having been held to date," the president said.

SBU will continue this work at the president's behest. "There will be no compromise on this matter," Poroshenko said.

"This anti-governmental activity has nothing to do with democracy and the freedom of speech," he added.

The mobilization will "go as per plan," though at a different pace depending on the region, he also said.

 

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