Mobilization in Ukraine. Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine published the draft bill. The servers are down

, 11:15, 26.12.2023
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On the evening of December 25, a draft law on mobilization was presented in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, generating significant public interest that temporarily crashed government websites.

Mobilization in Ukraine. Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine published the draft bill. The servers are down

Mobilization in Ukraine. They published the draft bill. The servers are down

On the evening of December 25, a draft law on mobilization was registered in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. The interest in the document was so great that government websites went down for several hours. One of the sanctions for evading the draft will be deprivation of benefits and services from the state. “Penalties” are also provided for men staying abroad.

The document, which spans 72 pages, caused the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine's website to cease functioning as soon as it was published due to server overload.

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine is set to consider new rules for mobilization and military service on January 10. Deputies will give the final shape to the bill, which will later reach President Volodymyr Zelensky's desk. The current project was prepared by working groups.

David Arkhamia, head of the Servant of the People parliamentary faction in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, announced the submission of the bill a few hours earlier.

"Today, the government is to present a draft mobilization bill, which I am working on at the request of the army"
David Arkhamia wrote on Telegram.

"The military command has submitted a request to mobilize 500,000 soldiers. The government is developing the rules. The President clearly emphasized that it requires a comprehensive approach to service in the Armed Forces. Simply recruiting new people and not solving the problems of those who currently perform this function is not an option.

Parliament is waiting for the ready document that can be discussed in the Commission. The army needs a solution to its problems. Society wants to hear answers to all sensitive questions" Arkhamia emphasized.

The act provides for sanctions

The project was submitted to the Verkhovna Rada on the day when Ukrainians celebrated Christmas on the new date for the first time.

"We must continue working, regardless of the calendar. Merry Christmas to all believers. Light always overcomes darkness. May evil leave our country and our homes forever. Christ is born!" — added the MP.

The main assumptions of the bill on mobilization:

  • Change of the conscription age from 27 to 25 years;
  • Streamlining the procedure for military registration of conscripts;
  • Ensuring that soldiers released from captivity have the opportunity to rest for 90 calendar days;
  • Exclusion of temporary military service — as a type of military service. It is proposed to release all soldiers into the reserve;
  • Establishing that conscripts who performed military service during martial law and were released from reserve service are not subject to conscription for military service during the period of mobilization within 2 years from the date of release from military service. These persons may be called up for military service within a specified period with their consent;
  • Introduction of basic military training for Ukrainian citizens lasting up to 3 months for all citizens aged 18-25 in all educational institutions;
  • Establishing restrictions on the rights of Ukrainian citizens evading military registration and military service;
  • Involvement of administrative service centers, employment centers, and recruitment centers in military recruitment activities.

The draft bill also proposes that the summons to military commissariats could be sent via an electronic conscript account or by e-mail.

#Verkhovna Rada#Human rights#Russian Agression

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