Military registration for women postponed for a year

Military registration for women postponed for a year

Military registration for women was delayed for a year

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The Ministry of Defense has postponed the registration of women for military records until October 1, 2023. The corresponding order was signed by the head of the department Oleksiy Reznikov.

Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine Anna Malyar reports this in  Telegram .

There are no bans on women traveling abroad from October 1.

At the same time, realizing that the legislative process is lengthy, in parallel, the Ministry of Defense, within the limits of its authority, prepared an order, which once again delayed the deadlines for taking women of relevant professions/specialties for military registration for another year – until October 1, 2023. 

 At the same time, she recalled that the rule on the mandatory registration of women of relevant professions/specialties on military registration is regulated precisely by law.

This order does not change the norms of the current legislation, but it will allow the Committee, and then parliament as a whole to finalize and amend the legislation in order to resolve this issue.

So, the Ministry of Defense, as deputy Reznikova noted, within the limits of its authority, can only postpone the deadlines.

Therefore, for another year – until October 01, 2023, they are delayed, and during this time, parliamentarians will be able to establish at the legislative level that the military registration of women in the relevant professions/specialties is exclusively voluntary.

According to her , the work in the committee of the Verkhovna Rada is actively continuing, but after the adoption of the relevant amendments to the legislation regarding the voluntary registration of women for military registration, there will no longer be a need to postpone the deadlines again and again by orders of the Ministry of Defense.

In the parliament at the level The profile committee of the Verkhovna Rada is finalizing the draft Law “On Amendments to Article 1 of the Law of Ukraine” On military duty and military service.

She added a statement from the General Staff, which assured that the experience of deploying all military units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other military formations to full wartime staff indicates that today in the state there is no urgent need to increase the number of about women registered in the military.

Prepared by: Sergey Daga