The president of Ukraine, Vladimir Zelensky, signed a series of laws this Tuesday, 2, aiming to adjust the conditions of military recruitment in the country.

One of the significant changes eliminated the physical fitness requirement to join military service, as announced by Ukrainian deputy Aleksei Goncharenko in a Telegram post.

In practice, the law signed by Zelensky ‘enslaves’ Ukrainians to military service, in a desperate attempt to contain the recurring casualties on the war front against Russia.

“Zelensky signed a law that eliminates the ‘physical fitness’ statute [para o serviço militar]’”, declared Goncharenko.

According to Goncharenko, men who have been deemed partially fit for military service will have to undergo a second medical examination within nine months.

Furthermore, Zelensky approved a law reducing the minimum age for military conscription from 27 to 25. Another measure adopted was the creation of a virtual recruitment office, which will allow recruitment notices to be sent via electronic messages.

Ukraine has been under martial law since February 24, 2022, which prohibits men between the ages of 18 and 60 from leaving the country for the duration of the law.

The shortage of soldiers on the front line, whether due to deaths in clashes with Russian forces or surrenders, has led Ukraine to intensify forced drafts, including people with physical disabilities.

A bill is also being discussed in the country that would make it possible to grant parole to inmates to reinforce the ranks at the front.

With information from Sputnik


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