In Ukraine, the ongoing spring conscription campaign. Until the end of June the army will take young people aged from 20 to 27 years. In addition, as stated in the General staff, this year will be the first to urge Ukrainians with higher education, which universities have received military ranks. The website “Today” found out who and how it will affect recruitment in this year.
Will have to serve a year and a half
Each year the military departments graduated about 10 thousand Ukrainians. A few years ago, received a military rank at a higher education institution, young men were exempted from conscription for military service. This year the situation has changed dramatically. Now the army will take the Ukrainians with higher education up to the age of 43 years and a half years with continued employment. The corresponding decree is already signed by the Minister of defence Stepan Poltorak.
The General staff of the website “Today” explained that the service can call upon about four thousand reserve officers. The military will take into account family circumstances. Men that contain a family with young children, “touch” will last. The officers will be three months of training in training centers of the armed forces. And will serve in military units as the staff of the Junior officers. In the zone of combat operations of reserve officers, promised in the General staff will not send. “They (the officers) are also liable to service in the ATO, but only on a voluntary basis, and after conclusion of the contract”, – noted the Deputy chief of the General staff, Lieutenant General Artur Artemenko.
A few months ago, the President signed the Law “On amendments to some legislative acts of Ukraine concerning improvement of an order of passing of military service”. According to the document, the soldiers who signed the contract and in the special period did not have the right to resign from the Armed Forces, will now be able to return home. The call of the Ukrainians with military honors at the service, including, will allow to replace those contractors who made the decision to quit.
The military also says to serve are equal and men and women. However, among those Ukrainians who had graduated from the military Department, much less. “All men and women will be conscripted on equal terms. I want to note that women have proven their ability to perform tasks, including in the areas of ATO, not worse than men. We are proud of these women. Therefore, women will also be engaged to service certain order, – quotes the press service of the defense Ministry Artur Artemenko.
Who else will be drafted into the army
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. Dabout the end of June, Ukraine will be the spring call for military service in the army of young people aged 20 to 27 years. Traditionally, most youths take from Dnipropetrovsk oblast (1,500 people), and less of the partly occupied Donetsk region – more than 200 people. For soldiers and sailors, sergeants and petty officers, passing military service in Armed Forces of Ukraine and other military formations of Ukraine, the service life of up to 18 months. For Ukrainians with higher education or equivalent (technician) – up to 12 months.
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.
Another call is waiting Ukrainians in October-November this year.
Recall, 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).
Who is the delay from service:
• To those who has a disabled mother or father or other relative.
• Has a child under three years of age
• Raising a child alone (without mother)
• Has two or more children
• Has a pregnant wife or wife with a disability
• Is an orphan
• Has temporary health problems
• If brother is in the same time in the army
• Must be 21 or older and receives education on a full-time
• Teachers (for the entire period of work in the specialty)
• Doctors (for the whole period of work in the specialty)
• Priests (for the entire period of work in the specialty)
• A police officer (for the entire period of work in the specialty)
• Criminal suspects
Who can get exemption from conscription:
• Unfit for health
• Young people older than 27
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.