The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the bill on mobilization in the first reading. The main provisions of this bill include the introduction of electronic summonses for those liable for military service, the allotment of 15 days to appear at the territorial military commissariat (TCM) and possible “influence measures” in case of failure to appear. Sanctions for failure to appear on a summons, such as blocking accounts, banning the use of a car and traveling abroad, also remain in force, but now they can be imposed by the court upon the request of the TCC.
The bill also makes it more difficult to obtain consular services abroad by requiring military identification. It also increases fines for violating military registration rules tenfold and introduces criminal liability for refusing a medical examination.
Those who receive a second higher education, graduate students who study under a contract, and those previously convicted of minor crimes lose a reprieve from mobilization. Persons liable for military service are also required to present a military ID with a mark of deregistration when traveling abroad.
The bill also provides for mandatory notification of hospital managers to the TCC about the hospital stay of persons aged 18 to 25 years. The mobilization age also decreases from 27 to 25 years.
Demobilization of military personnel is planned after 36 months of service, but can only be introduced by order of the Supreme Commander. This means that the actual timing of demobilization may be different.