Ukrainian Parliament extends martial law and conscription for 90 days

Voting results
Voting results

The Ukrainian Parliament has voted to extend martial law and conscription for an additional 90 days, Holos party MP Yaroslav Zheleznyak said on Telegram on May 8.

The extension of martial law garnered support from 339 MPs, with one abstention, stated Yaroslav Zheleznyak. This marks the 11th instance Parliament has voted on martial law and conscription. The measures will be in effect until August 11, 2024. Additionally, a new conscription bill is set to take effect on May 18.

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Under the new bill, individuals are subject to conscription only if they wish to be conscripted:

  • people with disabilities (for military service under a contract);

  • people released from captivity;

  • people under the age of 25, who have completed basic general military training or basic military service.

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After being discharged from conscription, people are transitioned into the mobilization resource pool per standard regulations, starting at the age of 25. Basic military service commences on September 1, 2025.

Citizens who are registered have the option to voluntarily create a personal electronic account identifying them as a conscript, draftee, or reservist.

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All citizens of Ukraine who are liable for military service, within 60 days of the law's entry into force, need to specify:

  • address of residence

  • communication numbers

  • e-mail addresses

  • other personal data

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