Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed the law on the recruitment of reservists during a special period
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A new type of military service will operate in Ukraine – at the call of reservists during a special period. The corresponding law was signed by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy, UATV informs with reference to the press service of the head of state.
“This document improves the requirements for staffing the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other military formations with reservists (military trained personnel with combat experience) during a special period without announcing mobilization”, the statement said.
This will allow to quickly replenish the military units of all defense forces of the state with reservists, which will increase their combat capability and allow them to respond in a timely manner to sudden threats of the national security, the President’s Office said.
“During a special period, citizens who have signed contracts for service in the military reserve and / or enlisted in the military operational reserve will be called up for military service. The decision to conduct such a call-up will be made by the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.”
“During a special period, citizens who have signed the contracts for service in the military reserve and / or are enrolled in the military operational reserve will be called up for military service. The decision to hold such a call will be made by the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the proposal of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine,” the OP reported.
The decision will determine the categories of reservists who will need to be recruited. Also, there will be indicated the tasks, volumes, timing and procedure for the call.
The law also provides:
– reforming military commissariats;
– improvement of military registration of conscripts, in particular the introduction of military registration of reservists;
– providing labor, educational and social guarantees to persons called up from among reservists in a special period, etc.
The relevant bill was adopted in the second reading and by the Verkhovna Rada on March 30, 2021.
The spring conscription in Ukraine started on April 1.