Rada adopts draft law on mobilization at first reading
The Verkhovna Rada has adopted at the first reading government bill No. 10449 on amendments to some laws on certain issues of military service, mobilization and military registration.
Some 243 MPs gave their affirmative votes at the plenary session on Wednesday.
This is evidenced by the live broadcast of the plenary session of the Verkhovna Rada, which is carried out on TikTok by Oleksiy Honcharenko, a member of the European Solidarity faction, an Interfax-Ukraine agency correspondent reported.
The bill defines a clear term of service during the period of martial law in Ukraine. Thus, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine proposes to dismiss military personnel who served continuously for 36 months during martial law. At the same time, their dismissal will be carried out within the time limits determined by the decision of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief.
In particular, servicemen from among persons with disabilities (of all groups) and those released from captivity will also be able to demobilize, as well as in connection with staff reductions or organizational measures – in case they cannot be used in service (for senior officers).
At the same time, according to the bill, persons with disabilities (of all groups) are exempt from military service during martial law.
The bill also expands the range of persons who are not subject to conscription during mobilization. In particular, it’s about heads of ministries and their deputies, heads of state bodies, judges, judges of the Constitutional Court, members of the High Council of Justice (HCJ), the High Qualification Commission of Judges (HQCJ), disciplinary inspectors of the HCJ, as well as employees of the State Special Transport Service, the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
Applicants for professional (vocational), vocational higher and higher education who study full-time or dual forms of education and receive a level of education that is higher than previously received are also not subject to conscription during mobilization during a special period.
Conscripts who performed military service during martial law and were discharged from reserve service due to the expiration of their service life or in connection with their release from captivity are not subject to conscription during mobilization for two years from the date of discharge from military service.
In addition, the bill clarifies that women and men who have three or more children under the age of 18, as well as adoptive parents, cannot be mobilized.
The bill preserves the norm of the current legislation that deputies and deputies of the Verkhovna Rada of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea are not subject to mobilization.
The bill also changes the approach to the category of citizens who were previously recognized as being of limited suitability for military service. They will be required to undergo a second medical examination within nine months from the date of entry into force of this law. According to the results of the survey, their suitability for military service will be determined.
The government bill provides for the possibility of sending draft notes to the Territorial Enlistment and Social Support Center to the electronic office of a conscript, a draftee, a reservist, although it does not exclude the delivery of a note against signed receipt. The bill obliges citizens to register such an electronic cabinet.
According to the document, the day of delivery of the draft note to the Territorial Enlistment and Social Support Center is the day of delivery of such a note against receipt or the day of receipt by the Territorial Enlistment and Social Support Center of the notification of delivery of the draft note to the electronic office of the conscript, the draftee and the reservist.
Conscripts,draftees and reservists will also be required to undergo data reconciliation within 60 days after the new law on mobilization comes into force. Regardless of the location, this can be done in the electronic office without the arrival of the Territorial Enlistment and Social Support Center.
In addition, the bill also provides for the mandatory military registration of Ukrainian citizens temporarily and permanently abroad.
The bill also provides for appeals by the Territorial Enlistment and Social Support Center to the courts for temporary restrictions on traveling abroad, driving a car and seizing funds of a citizen who evades military duty. The Territorial Enlistment and Social Support Center will be able to exercise these powers if a citizen voluntarily failed to fulfill this obligation within 10 calendar days from the date of delivery of the claim. The bill also stipulates that restrictions are lifted after fulfilling obligations.