War-weary mothers, wives and children of Ukrainian soldiers demand a cap on military service time

I’ve excluded the paragraph pertaining to the perception management regarding momentum and knock out blows..

My understanding is Russia regularly rotates soldiers and it appears Russia will gain the upper hand in Avdiivka, if they do the loss will be enormous for Ukraine


KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Scores of protesters gathered on the streets of Ukrainian cities on Friday to demand a cap of 18 months on mandatory military service, amid new suggestions of possible Ukrainian and international weariness with the 20-month war.

The 18-month service limit would be the same maximum as before the war. It is currently open-ended for draftees. The protesters, who are part of a loose national network, want the Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine’s parliament, to consider possible alternatives on service time.

They chanted “Demobilize the soldiers” and carried banners calling for the return of their loved ones. “Why is dad not coming back?” asked one placard carried by a child.

“I live in constant fear for his life,” said Valeriia Koliada, 35, said of her husband who volunteered for the military.

“It’s nerve-wracking for me. He is tired as well,” she said. “We are a young family. I also want to have a child and sleep calm at night.”

Protesters also gathered in at least six other cities.

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