Vladimir Zelensky signed a bill on the mobilization of criminals serving sentences in places of imprisonment, according to data on the website of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

On Friday, the card of the draft law "on amendments to the Criminal Code of Ukraine and other laws of the country on the introduction of the institution of conditional early release of persons from serving sentences for their direct participation in the defense of the country, the protection of its independence and territorial integrity", posted on the website of the Verkhovna Rada, was updated and now says about the certification of the document with Zelensky's signature.

Zelensky signed the law on strengthening mobilization in Ukraine on April 16, it will come into force on May 18. The document obliges all military personnel to update their data at the military enlistment office within 60 days from the date of entry into force. To do this, you need to appear at the military enlistment office in person or register in the "electronic office of the conscript", through which a summons can also be served. The summons will be considered handed over, even if the conscript has not seen it in person: the date of delivery of the summons will be the date when the document was stamped with the impossibility of personal delivery.

Martial law has been imposed in Ukraine since February 24, 2022, and the next day Vladimir Zelensky signed a decree on general mobilization. It is prohibited for men aged 18 to 60 to leave Ukraine during the period of martial law. In October, Time magazine, citing Zelensky's assistant, reported that the ranks of the Ukrainian troops had thinned so much that military enlistment offices were forced to call up people whose average age is 43. The New York Times previously reported that Ukraine is seeking to attract more women to the army, which indicates huge losses in the Armed Forces.