The Law of Ukraine

On Amendments to Some Pieces of Legislation of Ukraine
Regarding Military Duty and Military Service

Date of entry into force:
June 20, 2007

The present Law shall remove from Article 44 of the Code of the Laws on Labor of Ukraine of December 10, 1971, a provision according to which at least a two-month average emolument shall be paid in the instance of conscription or draft to the military service or the assignment to alternative service.

Individuals who were conferred a special rank of a commanding officer and graduated from higher educational institutions shall be exempted from conscription or draft to the military service for a fixed period of time, namely:
  • higher educational institutions of the State Service for Special Communication and Information Security of Ukraine;
  • higher educational institutions of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Ukraine;
  • higher educational institutions of the State Tax Service of Ukraine.

The present Law shall provide for removing part 3 from Article 18 of the Law of Ukraine On the Police of December 20, 1990. According to this part, training in schools in the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine after receiving secondary education shall be equal to doing military service.

Ukrainians nationals who have served the qualifying periods and were dismissed from the military service in the Security Service of Ukraine, are able-bodied in terms of their health to do military service at the time of peace or war, and have not reached the age limit for staying in the reserve shall be transferred to the reserve of the Security Service of Ukraine. That is, other Ukrainian nationals liable for military service who have not served in the Security Service of Ukraine cannot be transferred to the reserve of the Security Service of Ukraine.

The present Law shall also introduce amendments to Article 10-1 of the Law of Ukraine On Social and Legal Protection of Servicemen and Their Family Members of December 20, 1991. According to these amendments, if they wish so, servicemen, except for cadets of higher military educational institutions, may receive their main annual vacation that shall be given to them in parts, but no more than two parts, provided that the main uninterrupted part of such a vacation constitutes at least 24 calendar days.

For servicemen who have fallen sick during their main annual vacation or their additional annual vacation, the above-mentioned vacation shall be extended after their recovery for the number of unused days of the relevant vacation.

Cadets (students) of higher military educational institutions and also of higher educational institutions that have in their structure military institutes, departments providing military training or chairs of military training shall be given annual vacation-like leaves:
  • a winter leave that shall last up to 14 calendar days;
  • a summer leave that shall last 30 calendar days.

The duration of such vacations shall not depend on long service.
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