In August, Ukrainians waiting for a special call to the army: who and when will take the service

The President of Ukraine signed the decree No. 178/2017, according to which in the next month the army will take young people aged from 20 to 27 years who are not eligible for a deferment. It was initially planned that following the call for military service will be held in October-November this year, however, the President decided to move the date. Thus, in August, Ukrainians will take to serve in the National guard, and at the end of the year in the National guard, armed forces and State special transport service. The website “Today” found out who and when called upon to serve in the army.

Since the last call was only a month

In April and may for military service in the army took more than 14 thousand Ukrainians. 9 135 in the Armed forces of Ukraine, 4 200 in the National guard and 800 people – in the Public special service of transport. How many Ukrainians calling for service the following month, is currently unknown. The timing of the call assigned by the head of state, and the number of recruits and the budget of the campaign is the government.

Recently the President instructed the government to develop a regulation on the number of recruits and the budget of the recruiting campaign in August. By the way, this year the call for per person cost budget 3293 hryvnia. 3200 of them – one-time monetary assistance to a recruit (in amount of two living wages) and 93 of the hryvnia – the money for the preparation and conduct of the appeal without regard to food and transport costs. It should be noted that last year financial assistance to the conscripts were issued in the amount of two minimum wages (currently it is 6400 UAH), however, after the decision to increase the minimum payout is two times the minimum wage made a decision to give the two a living wage.

Who can call in the army in August:

  • Men aged 20 to 27 years
  • Fit state of health
  • Without a criminal record
  • Not passed military service

In addition to the call for military service in may we also began the conscription of Ukrainians with higher education who graduated from the military Department. Reserve officers are considered “fit” to 43 years. As conscripts, they have to serve a year and a half. By the way, a few years ago the end of the military Department at the University was given the right to defer. In just seven years, Ukraine has accumulated more than 90 thousand reserve officers.

“We have had no problems with the calling of reserve officers. Recruited thousands of people, selection completed,” – said a few weeks ago, the Minister of defence Stepan Poltorak. As conscripts, to send recruits “diplomas” in the combat zone will be only at own will and after they will be trained. Interestingly, the call affected not only men but also women. All the service called about four thousand reserve officers. Thus, only in the first half of the year the army took more than 16 thousand people, there is still two call – August and October-November.

What will happen to the Dodgers and who will not be taken into the army

As noted in the Ministry of defense, after receiving the agenda Ukrainians have to arrive at a certain collection point and within the time specified in the subpoena. 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).

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 notes that, at the expiration of the probation the conviction is removed.

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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

As for the Ukrainians, who graduated from the military Department, to whom to give respite, solves a special certification Commission at the regional military Commissariat. Grounds for deferment can be family situations, health and education.
We will remind, to carry out a partial military mobilization in 2017 not planning. Retired soldiers were replaced with 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.