Aside from travel abroad, conscripts also restricted in moving internally – Zaporizhzhya authorities

5 July, 03:45 PM
A soldier meets his wife at a railway station (Photo:Defense Ministry of Ukraine/ Facebook)

A soldier meets his wife at a railway station (Photo:Defense Ministry of Ukraine/ Facebook)

In connection with the full-scale Russian invasion, in addition to the ban on travel abroad, restrictions on the movement of persons liable for military service inside the country have also been introduced, Zaporizhzhya Oblast State Administration has said on its official website.

In accordance with the legislation, travel outside the place of residence (place of stay) from the moment of the announcement of the mobilization of citizens who are on military registration in the territorial centers of recruitment and social support is allowed only with a special permit, which is issued to the following categories of citizens of Ukraine:

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  • conscripts who have the right to deferment from conscription for compulsory military service for a period of up to one year, but no later than the end date of the deferment;
  •  to persons of conscription age, if there are valid reasons (illness or death of relatives, etc.), for a period of up to 30 days;
  •  conscripts and reservists who are not subject to conscription for military service during mobilization (the full list is defined in Article 23 of the Law of Ukraine On Mobilization Training and Mobilization), for a period of up to one year, subject to the availability of supporting documents, but no later than the expiration date of the right to deferment;
  • conscripts and reservists who were booked for the period of mobilization and wartime for a period of up to 30 days, but no later than the expiration date of the certificate of deferment of conscription for military service for the period of mobilization and wartime or the date specified in the extract from the order of the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine regarding reservations;
  • in individual cases, by the decision of the head of the recruitment center to other conscripts and reservists in the presence of other good reasons, with their submission of relevant documents for a period of up to 30 days.

 The following persons do not need to obtain a permit:

  • excluded from military registration. The ground for departure is a note on the removal of a conscript from the register;
  • persons on work trips and conscripts booked for the period of mobilization and wartime;
  • conscripts, military conscripts and reservists removed from the register for transfer to another area (territorial unit). The ground is a mark in the certificate or military ticket / temporary certificate. Such citizens must be registered at the new place of deployment within seven days from the date of deregistration.

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