Spring call-2019 dates, conditions of service, deferred

What you need to know.

Весняний призов 2019: дати, умови служби, відстрочка

Spring call 2019 in Ukraine starts on the 1st of April and will last for 3 months, stated in the order of the President of Ukraine from January 30, informs Rus.Media.

According to the order “About transfer to the reserve of soldiers of urgent service, a date of the next appeals and the regular appeals of citizens of Ukraine on conscription military service in 2019” call will:

  • fit state of health to military service of citizens of Ukraine male who on the day of departure in military units was 20 years old;
  • men under 27 years of age and who have no right to delay.

According to the law “On military duty and military service”, the period of service for conscripts will be different depending on the education:

  • without education – 18 months;
  • young people with higher education serve 12 months.

At the same time, Ukrainians are 18-19 years old are also able to serve in the army on a contract basis on their own. The recruitment drive is scheduled for April 1-June 30 but may be extended by presidential decree.

To arrive to the military enlistment office should be within 10 days after receiving the summons.

Valid reason of absence in a military registration and enlistment office:

  • death of a close relative (parents, wife, children, brothers, sisters, grandparents);
  • natural disaster;
  • disease of the recruit;
  • other force majeure.

The grounds for deferment:

  • for family reasons (having a child up to 3 years or two children, breadwinners);
  • for health reasons;
  • education and continuing professional activities (priests, students);
  • not fit for service and declared unfit for health reasons, and those who have reached 27 years of age on the date of sending in military service convicted of committing a crime to imprisonment, restriction of liberty, including exemption from punishment.

For failing to appear in the military enlistment office and evasion of service under article 210 of the Code of Ukraine on administrative offences provides for a fine of from 85 to 119 UAH for the first time, and for repeated violation – 170-255 hryvnia.

Criminal liability for evasion of military service may come under article 335 of the criminal code envisages restriction of freedom for up to three years.

The defense Ministry still has not indicated the number of men which he planned to call for service in 2019-2020