Ukraine is in the spring call for military service in the army. In total, according to government decree, the military Commissariat across the country should encourage more than 14 thousands of Ukrainians at the age of 27 years. The website “Today” found out who and when sent to serve in the army.
When and who will call
The timing of the call is determined by the President, and the number of recruits, the government. Petro Poroshenko has signed a decree according to which the spring conscription will be held in April-may and autumn in October-November. This spring, the military will call for more than 14 thousands of Ukrainians across the country. Most of all in the Dnepropetrovsk region (1480 people), and less in Luhansk – 210 young men.
A few weeks ago, from the Dnieper for military service sent the first 100 guys. The recruitment drive continues – military commissariats send out subpoenas, high school students pass a medical examination. If, during the mobilization of military Commissars met Ukrainians agendas, near shopping, walk-through points on the plants and stops – now from “raids” almost refused. As explained in one of the district commissioners, the need to “chase” for recruits anymore. The plan by the number of “recruits” has significantly decreased.
“We have, for example, on the area of the fourth wave of partial mobilization plan was 2,800 people. And this is only the mobilization and conscription for military service! To help you understand the plan to be executed. What to do if the person is not on the agenda? We now have a plan 520 conscripts. And if during mobilization to send to the ATO area, all conscripts serve in places of permanent deployment – to the Donbass are not sent. So now everything runs normally – distributed agenda, people come. Nobody’s chasing. If deviates, then we recorded and sent to law enforcement agencies”, – told the “Today” in one of the district military enlistment office in Zaporozhye region.
The spring draft campaign will cost the Ukrainian budget at 46.5 million. The lion’s share of this amount (USD 45.2 million) will distribute the “recruits” as a one-time financial payments. So, each recruit is entitled to assistance in the amount of 3,200 USD. Last year the amount of aid was “tied” to the minimum wage, but after increasing the minimal salary for the officials took the decision not to pay two minimum wages, and two of the subsistence minimum.
If the law “On military duty and military service” have not made any edits this year the amount of assistance for conscripts would reach 6400 UAH, and the budget of the recruitment campaign had to increase twice.
At the moment every recruit of the recruiting office receives 93 hryvnia. The more recruits, the more the budget of the military. In army of Ukrainians from 20 to 27 years. For soldiers and sailors, sergeants and petty officers, passing military service in Armed Forces of Ukraine and other military formations in the service life of up to 18 months. For Ukrainians with higher education or equivalent (technician) – up to 12 months.
Who has the right to defer and how to punish draft Dodgers
For evasion from an appeal on military service (article 335 of the CCU) is threatened by restriction of liberty for a term up to three years. As the lawyer Yuri Zygmund, in fact, deviators “shines” is a conditional term. The lawyer said, after probation the conviction is removed. If the reservist was not on the agenda in voenkomat, are not reported to the police station about the change of residence, he faces a fine in the amount of UAH 85-119. For repeated violation – from UAH 170 to 255 hryvnias. By the way, according to the law, employers are required to inform the military about their employees of military age.(part 4 of article 34 of the law of Ukraine “On military duty and military service” from 25.03. 1992 No. 2232-XII).
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Who is the delay from service:
- Those who has a disabled mother or father or other relative.
- Has a child under the age of three years
- Raising a child alone (without mother)
- Has two or more children
- Has pregnant wife or wife with a disability
- Is an orphan
- Has temporary health problems
- If the brother is in the same time in the army
- Under the age of 21 and thus receives education on day form
- Teachers (for the entire period of work in the specialty)
- Doctors (for the whole period of work in the specialty)
- The priests (for the entire period of work in the specialty)
- Police (for the entire period of work in the specialty)
- Criminal suspects
Who can get exemption from conscription:
- Unfit for health
- Young people 27 years and older
Another opportunity to “hang” from the army – a bribe to the military Commissar. So, a few weeks ago on a bribe in $ 600 (16 thousand UAH) caught the acting military Commissioner of one of the districts of Zaporozhye, according to police. In Kiev with recruits taking more. According to militiamen, a few days ago on a bribe in $ 900 (24 thousand hryvnias) got the member of the medical Commission in one of the military offices of Kiev region.
Lawyer Alexander Plahotnik I am sure that even if there are no legal grounds for deferment from the army – to give a bribe is not worth it. “Of course, as a lawyer, the other answer can not give – bribes can be given. And who can guarantee that the military Commissioner will not fall in two days, and your business will not reconsider? There are many legal reasons not to join the army – for example, to enter a higher educational institution,” – says the lawyer.
Military mobilization not planning to announce, but the army can take the Ukrainians with diplomas
This year, as told in the General staff, the army can also take the Ukrainians by the age of 43 years, who graduated from the military Department. They will serve a year and a half with the preservation of a workplace.
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The call of the Ukrainians with military honors at the service, including, will allow to replace those contractors who decide to quit. As explained by the head of communications and press Ministry of defence Oksana Gavrilyuk, conscripts the decision to call on Ukrainians with higher education and qualifications will not be affected. As suggested in the General staff, can call upon about four thousand Ukrainians, who graduated from the military Department. The military will take into account family circumstances. “In this case we are talking about officers in primary positions in the units at the platoon level or company. Currently, the number of such posts is limited, we even theoretically can draw a smaller percentage of the total number of reserve officers. Therefore, those reserve officers who will be offered service at the call of, say, lucky,” – said the General staff.
At the same time to carry out a partial military mobilization in 2017 not planning. Now retired fighters in lieu of contractors. As they say in the General staff, the decision about the next wave of mobilization this year can take only the President. However, as long as the situation in the Donbas not fundamentally deteriorated, this is not necessary.