Ukraine opens up military service to older people, calls on “patriots over 60” to join resistance

Photo: AP Photo / Emilio Morenatti

All adult civilians are allowed to enlist in the Ukrainian army, the Ukraine’s Defense Ministry announced on Friday morning.

“I have made the decision to engage patriots over 60 who are mentally and physically ready to resist and defeat the enemy,” Minister of Defense Oleksij Reznikov wrote on Facebook.

Reznikov’s message is a clarification of an earlier message stating that there were no age limits, which created doubt as to whether it was also opened to minors.

“Today, Ukraine needs everyone. All procedures for joining the Armed Forces have been simplified. All you need is a passport and an identification code. There are no age limits,” an official statement from the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, by Army Chief Yuri Galushkin, stated on Twitter.

Russian and Ukrainian forces are currently fighting inside the Ukrainian capital Kyiv.

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