OREANDA-NEWS The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, has signed a bill on amendments to several legislative acts regarding certain aspects of military service, mobilization, and military registration. Ukrainian media outlets reported this, citing information from the Parliament's website.

According to these reports, the bill was sent to the president on April 16 and returned with his signature the same day. The law will take effect one month after the president signs it.

The Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine's parliament) adopted the bill on mobilization on April 11. The deputies supported an amendment to remove the provision regarding the demobilization of military personnel after three years of service from the original draft bill.According to the document, more than 25 categories of people may be granted a deferral from mobilization during a state of martial law. These include people with disabilities who are temporarily unfit for military service for a period of 6-12 months, those who depend on three or more children under the age of 18 (except those who are in arrears with the payment of alimony), those who have a child or children under the age of 18 if the second parent has died, been deprived of parental rights, or is missing or serving a sentence. Additionally, a person may be eligible for a deferral if they are raising a child independently by court decision.According to the law, postponements are also granted to the heads of ministries and their deputies, the heads of state bodies whose jurisdiction extends over the entire territory of Ukraine, people's deputies of Ukraine, judges, the Commissioner for Human Rights, the chairman and other members of the Accounting Chamber, employees of the military administration of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, the armed forces of Ukraine, state-owned transport services, special communications services, foreign intelligence services, the National Guard, state border services, state security departments, and the interior ministry. Diplomats are also eligible for postponements.In accordance with the law, military personnel who have been held captive; with a disability; appointed as a judge; elected by Ukrainian People's Deputies; generals by the decision of the military leadership; whose contract expired during martial law, have grounds for discharge from military service.

The law also provides that female military personnel on maternity leave or on parental leave, as well as wives of serving spouses, are entitled to be discharged from military service due to family reasons.

Additionally, the document introduces basic military training, excludes conscription, and provides an opportunity for voluntary direct recruitment of military personnel.

Furthermore, the law reserves conscripts from the Armed Forces of Ukraine, including all civil servants in category "A", and up to 50% in categories "B" and "C".The 100% mobilization reservation applies to employees of the following state authorities: the national police, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau, the State Bureau of Investigation, the Prosecutor's Office, and the Bureau of Economic Security. It also applies to employees of other state agencies, such as the State Emergency Service and the courts, as well as employees of enterprises that are critical to meeting the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.