Come back

1 min

22 Dec. 2023

25118

Is it possible to mobilize Ukrainians abroad: what do the authorities say?

Popular
War

Share:

Is it possible to mobilize Ukrainians abroad: what do the authorities say?

Ukraine's Defense Minister Rustem Umerov said that the government plans to mobilize Ukrainians abroad. Find out what the Ministry of Defense says about this and whether it is possible to draft men who have left Ukraine

Юридическая помощь для украинцев за границей
Юридическая помощь для украинцев за границей
GET


In an interview with the German newspaper Bild, Ukrainian Defense Minister Rustem Umerov said that in 2024, Ukraine plans to mobilize Ukrainians who had previously left for other countries. In particular, it concerns men aged 25 to 60. Umerov noted that they will have to report themselves to the recruitment centers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and if they ignore them, they will face certain consequences. However, it is not clear what kind of consequences he is talking about. 


"We are still discussing what will happen if they do not come voluntarily," the Ukrainian minister said in an interview.


How this is possible and what the Ministry of Defense says about the possible mobilization of Ukrainians abroad - we will analyze further in the article.


Will men be mobilized abroad?


According to Illarion Pavliuk, Head of the Press and Information Department of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, the Ministry of Defense is not currently developing any measures or tools that could create pressure or coercion on Ukrainian citizens who are liable for military service and have traveled abroad. At the same time, he added that the defense of the country is a constitutional duty of those who have left the country.


"It is important that, despite the absence or presence of these mechanisms, citizens abroad should understand that they also have this duty, because you are citizens of Ukraine. We understand the complexity of the circumstances that, among other things, forced people to leave. But the full-scale war has been going on for almost two years," he said during the telethon.


At the same time, in a commentary for the BBC, Illarion Pavliuk noted that Ukraine currently does not even have any plans to mobilize men abroad.


"If we are talking about a mechanism of punishment or legal pressure on those outside Ukraine, this is not on the agenda now. There are more than enough tasks related to recruiting, improving the mobilization mechanism, improving the training system, etc." he said.




Visit Ukraine on social media: Telegram | YouTube | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | TikTok




Will the volume of mobilization be increased?


Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, citizens have been mobilized, but at a press conference on December 19, Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that the military and the General Staff had offered him to mobilize 450-500 thousand people. According to the President, such measures will cost Ukraine approximately UAH 500 billion.


At the same time, on December 22, Illarion Pavliuk noted during a telethon that Ukraine would still mobilize the required number of people in one way or another and explained that recruitment is only one of the tools and does not replace general mobilization, because "it is primarily an improvement of the service, approaches to mobilizing those people who are ready to serve in the Armed Forces. They are offered to join the Armed Forces voluntarily, without waiting for mobilization or a call-up, and choose a specialty.


"But this cannot mean that only those who want to serve will do so, and that only non-combat specialties can now be chosen, despite the fact that the army really needs various specialties. Of course, we are interested in recruiting as many people as possible through recruitment mechanisms. But since there is a need to protect the state, we will still recruit the number of people needed to defend Ukraine. Whether through recruitment or mobilization mechanisms, we will still have to recruit," explained the Ministry of Defense spokesman.


We remind you! Despite the martial law in Ukraine, men of military age manage to cross the border illegally. Read more about the penalties for illegal travel and whether violators can be imprisoned in our previous article.


Want to know more? Read the latest news and useful materials about Ukraine and the world in the News section.




Our recommendation for a safe and comfortable trip: 


Visit Ukraine Insurance - insurance for a safe stay abroad without unnecessary expenses;

Green Card - compulsory car insurance for traveling abroad;

Visit Ukraine Tickets - book tickets for buses, trains, and airplanes to/from Ukraine and between cities around the world;

Private Lawyer service - professional legal support on visa and migration issues;

Visit Ukraine Merch - buy patriotic clothing and accessories with worldwide delivery.




© 2018-2023, Visit Ukraine. Use, copying or reprinting of materials on this site is permitted only with a link (hyperlink for online publications) to Visit Ukraine.

All rights reserved.

Recommended articles

3 min

Entry rules Changes to the border regime in Ukraine: how to obtain a permit to stay in the border zone?

Changes to the border regime in Ukraine: how to obtain a permit to stay in the border zone?

From now on, you need to have a special permit from the State Border Guard Service to stay in the border zone. Find out what these changes are about, who can stay in the border zone and how to obtain the appropriate permit from the Border Guard Service

18 Dec. 2023

More details

1 min

Insurance What is the fine if you do not have a Green Card for car?

What is the fine if you do not have a Green Card for car?

A Green Card insurance policy is mandatory for driving in 50 countries. Find out what penalties are provided for drivers if they do not have a Green Card or their insurance policy has expired

21 Dec. 2023

More details

2 min

Work The most popular vacancies for Ukrainians in Europe. Where to look for a job in 2024?

The most popular vacancies for Ukrainians in Europe. Where to look for a job in 2024?

Finding a good job with a decent salary and working conditions in Europe is often an asterisked task. Find out which countries offer the best conditions for workers in 2024 and where to look for current vacancies

20 Dec. 2023

More details

1 min

Popular A passenger plane took off from Boryspil Airport: what's going on?

A passenger plane took off from Boryspil Airport: what's going on?

On December 19, a Boeing 777-300 took off from Ukraine's Boryspil International Airport. Find out why the plane was lifted into the air, where it was headed, and whether this means the resumption of flights to and from Ukraine

20 Dec. 2023

More details