Photo: Oleksandr Zavitnevich/Vitaly Nosach, RBC-Ukraine
The ban on military-age men traveling abroad during martial law has several sides of the coin. The Constitution clearly states that the duty to protect the state concerns everyone.
This was stated by the head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on National Security and Defense Oleksandr Zavitnevich in an interview "RBC-Ukraine".
He stressed that exceptions were made for certain categories of citizens, this applies to students, teachers, guardians, and the like.
“We are constantly discussing and improving this with the military, amending the relevant legislation,” – said Zavitnevich.
According to him, it is wrong to allow everyone who is not in the Armed Forces to leave the country.
"We do not know what will happen tomorrow or the day after tomorrow at the front. However, in my opinion, there are certain categories of citizens who will work more effectively here or abroad and help their families and the state”, – added Zavitnevich.
BAGNET recalls that under martial law in Ukraine, men aged 18 to 60 cannot legally leave the country. Departure is allowed only on such grounds as unfitness for military service, the presence of three minor children, foster children, caring for persons with disabilities, and so on.
Prepared by: Sergey Daga