"As for the next wave of mobilization, we currently do not need it. There are several reasons for this, and one of them is that we have reached out the first stage reservists, that is, the people who have combat experience. They are not only registered in military enlistment offices, but also assigned to military units," he said.
Poltorak noted that the army reserve training is held annually: "They are trained in a brigade over two to three weeks to make tight-knit teams. These people are ready to soldier within several days to replenish the existing detachments or form the new ones and start fulfilling combat missions."
"We have restored an invaluable resource through the military enlistment offices. We clearly understand how many people we have and what our capabilities are. We have also learned to calculate the risks of mobilization when it is needed. However, I’d like to reiterate that I see no need for it for the time being," the minister added.