Ukraine calling reservists for military service, urges nationals in Russia to leave immediately

Ukraine’s Armed Forces announced on Wednesday that reservists are being called for military service.

“Reservists from 18 to 60 years of age will be eligible for the draft,” the Armed Forces said in a statement released on Facebook. Drafted personnel will serve for one year.

It is unclear yet how many reservists will be drafted.

The government in Kyiv also called on the West on Wednesday to impose further sanctions on Russia, urging allies to “hit more. Hit hard. Hit now.” They have also urged their nationals in Russia to “leave immediately”.

Russian President Vladimir Putin repeated meanwhile that Moscow remains “open to direct and honest dialogue to find diplomatic solutions to the most complex problems.”