What every man 16-65 must do:

  • Report to the territorial defense base nearest to your residency

  • You need to have with you:

    • Passport and Tax ID
    • Military ID (if present)
    • A backpack with warm clothes, an additional pair of comfortable shoes, underwear, hygiene products, personal tableware, multitool, first aid kit, a sleeping bag, a sleeping mat, a set of walkie-talkies (if present).
  • The recommended number of men to apply to the territorial defense per group is 10. Every group appoints its own superior.

  • Important: if you show up to enroll and become a part of the territorial defense, you will remain for service in the place of enrollment.

  • If you show up at the registration point you must carry out the assignments currently relevant at that very location.

There could potentially be no need for you to remain at the territorial defense base. In that case, you will be able to return home and await the commanders’ instructions. Everything depends on each given region.

Voluntary formations of territorial communities

  • The prioritized members of voluntary formations of territorial communities as of now are those who have personal weapons.

  • The formation submits to the chief of the nearest territorial defense unit, coordinate all their steps with him and follow his instructions.

Important information for the media, bloggers and all citizens who photograph or write about war and the army

According to the ORDER of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, GENERAL VALERY ZALUZHNY:

What is categorically prohibited to be covered by the mass media during wartime:

  • names of bases and subdivisions, as well as their locations

  • the number of soldiers in bases and units

  • the number of weapons and equipment, their condition and place of storage

  • conditional marks of objects

Any information about:

  •  operations carried out or planned

  • system of protection and defense of military units

  • available military protection such as: weapons and equipment(except visible or obviously expressed)

  • procedure for engaging forces (military) and facilities (weapons)

  • intelligence gathering

  • movement and deployment of troops (names, numbers, routes)

  • military units and their tactics, methods of action

  • unique operations and their execution methods

  • the effectiveness of the enemy’s electronic warfare

  • postponed or canceled operations

  • missing or crashed aircraft, ship and search and rescue operations

  • plans for the security of our troops (disinformation, camouflage, countermeasures)

  • informational and psychological operations carried out or planned

  • propaganda or justification of russia’s large-scale armed aggression against Ukraine.

Do not post on social media:

  • consequences of hits by enemy’s missiles or projectiles or moments of their flight in the sky. By doing so you will help the enemy to adjust the fire.

  • time and place of “hits” (neither in publications nor in comments)

  • information about the work of the Ukrainian Air Defense Forces

  • a photo showing numbers, special markings and markings on destroyed or downed enemy equipment.

  • unverified information about victims or dead.

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