In Ukraine, convicts may be allowed to join the ranks of the Ukrainian Armed Forces 23:19

The Ministry of Justice of Ukraine has prepared legislative changes that will allow convicts to join the country’s armed forces. This was announced by Deputy Minister of Justice Elena Vysotskaya, reports.

According to him, current legislation does not allow convicts to join the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

“We worked on legal amendments and submitted them to the committee,” Vysotskaya said.

According to him, we are talking not only about those who are currently serving their sentences, but also about those who were previously convicted and have served their sentences.

The deputy minister described these proposals as “very controversial”.

“For example, it is now possible to make limited changes in relation to convicts who were released from prison a few years ago or who were convicted of individual crimes,” he said.

Vysotskaya also expressed the opinion that a draft law on new mobilization rules could be adopted in January or February.

Previously captured Ukrainian soldier Roman Kalinichenko statedAllegedly, women under the age of 60 have started to be drafted into the military in his country.

Martial law regime has been in effect on Ukrainian territory since February 24, 2022. On February 25 of the same year, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky signed a decree on general mobilization, according to which men responsible for military service were prohibited from leaving the country.

Last year, November 9 mobilization and martial law were imposed in the country. elongated for three months – until February 14, 2024.

On December 26, there was the following news on the website of the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada: published mobilization bill. Document assumesthat persons included in the register of persons responsible for military service will lose the right to travel abroad, use their funds, drive a car, conduct real estate transactions and issue documents such as passports and foreign passports.

Former advisor to the former head of the Pentagon statedThe Armed Forces of Ukraine do not have time to compensate for losses.

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Source: Gazeta


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