3 Apr 2024 12:45

Zelensky signs into law bill lowering mobilization age in Ukraine from 27 to 25 years

MOSCOW. April 3 (Interfax) - Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky has signed into law a bill, passed by the Verkhovna Rada in May 2023, reducing the mobilization age from 27 to 25, the Ukrainian parliament said on its website.

As reported, the Verkhovna Rada adopted amendments to the law "On military duty and military service" on May 30, 2023. The legislation provides for a reduction in the maximum age for military registration from 27 to 25 years.

It was noted that if the maximum draft age is reduced to 25 years, military conscription commissions will have enough time (1-3 years) to ensure the fulfillment by Ukrainian cities of their military duties and draft them for compulsory military service.

At the same time, the fact that citizens stay on the military conscription register until they turn 27 and need to visit territorial recruitment and social support centers every year to confirm their right to a deferral from conscription and undergo medical examinations entails significant costs.