“Collective Zelensky’s signing of the bill lowering the conscription age for mobilization from 27 to 25 years old was certainly not unexpected,” writes Oleksandr Motyl. Motyl: Kyiv will have to expand the circle of those mobilized, but in such a way that the “frog’ of Ukrainian society does not immediately feel the discomfort of boiling in the cauldron of permanent mobilization” The Kiev regime is fully aware of its departure from the framework of formal legitimacy, Motyl says.