President of Ukraine

President approves terms for military discharge for servicemen, annual call-ups for compulsory military service in 2022

30 December 2021 - 12:13

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy has signed Decree No. 687/2021, which sets the terms of the annual call-ups of Ukrainian citizens for compulsory military service, military discharge of servicemen who are liable for terminating this service, and the procedure for implementing measures related to the preparation and conduct of regular conscriptions in 2022.

According to the document, next year regular conscription of Ukrainian citizens will take place from April to June and from October to December.

According to the decree, the discharge of servicemen who are liable for terminating this service is also scheduled for April-June and October-December.

The draft commissions will start work on April 1 and October 1, 2022, and preparatory activities are scheduled to begin a month before these dates.

The conscripts are not involved in combat missions in the Joint Forces Operation area.

Servicemen serving in the Armed Forces of Ukraine are involved primarily in staffing arsenals, bases, warehouses, ammunition storage centers and in positions related to maintaining military units at home stations (except those located in Donetsk and Luhansk regions).

According to the law, students of conscription age who are studying will not be subject to conscription. They are granted a deferment for education for the entire period of study. These are full-time students of senior degree general secondary education and vocational education, professional higher education, and among others – the initial level (short cycle) and the first (bachelor's) level of higher education in the degree system. The same deferral should be given to those who study in institutions of professional pre-higher and/or higher education, in particular when transferring to the next level of education, in institutions of secondary or higher spiritual education, internships, during postgraduate or doctoral in-service and fulltime studies.

Deferment from conscription is also granted to citizens of Ukraine who undergo military training under the reserve officer training program at higher military educational institutions and military training units of higher education institutions, due to family circumstances, to continue their professional activities and due to health conditions.

The issue of conscription or granting a deferment from conscription, in accordance with the law, is considered by district or city draft commissions.

Deferment from conscription may be granted to conscripts in accordance with the decisions of the draft commission of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, regional and Kyiv city draft commissions at the request of district (city) draft commissions.