Wednesday May 22, 2024

Ukrainian president signs law to boost military mobilization

Published : 17 Apr 2024, 02:51

  DF News Desk
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. File Photo: Ukraine's president Office.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Tuesday signed a law to tighten military mobilization rules, reported Xinhua, quoting the parliament's press service.

The legislation, which aims to recruit more troops for the country's armed forces, was adopted by the parliament last week.

The new law stipulates that Ukrainians liable for military services will be obliged to register at military enlistment offices or electronic cabinets within 60 days after the legislation takes effect.

The law introduces some penalties for evaders, such as a ban on driving vehicles and restrictions on consular services.

The legislation includes increased financial incentives for newly recruited soldiers but sets no deadline for the demobilization of troops, who have been fighting on the battlefields since the start of the conflict.

The law also envisages allowing the military to seize vehicles owned by companies and private individuals for the army's needs.

The legislation will take effect in mid-May.