Will military registration be voluntary for women?

Recently, one of the most resonant issues is the issue of military registration of women. This is because from October 1, 2022, the procedure of placing women on military registration should have started. But in September of this year the Ministry of Defense postponed the registration deadline for another year – until October 1, 2023.

At the same time, on October 7, 2022, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the Law of Ukraine “On Amendments to Article 1 of the Law of Ukraine “On Military Obligation and Military Service” regarding the registration of women as liable to military service.”

This Law stipulates that women who have a specialty and/or profession specified in the list of the Ministry of Defense and who are fit for military service due to their health and age are registered as liable to military service at their will.

That is, the voluntary nature of military registration of women is established at the legislative level.

Herewith, military registration of women doctors (who have a professional (vocational-technical), professional pre-university, or higher education and have obtained a medical or pharmaceutical specialty) remains mandatory.

This Law entered into force on October 26, 2022.

Kateryna Tsvetkova

Kateryna Tsvetkova

Partner, Attorney at law

  • Recognitions
  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2023
  • Who's Who Legal 2022
Natalia Matviichuk

Natalia Matviichuk

Senior Associate, Attorney at law

853

Related insights

TAX ALERT 05.10.2023 | Digest of top tax news

22 November 2023 Publication

TAX ALERT 05.10.2023 | Digest of top tax news

Read
Amendments to the criminal code of Ukraine and criminal procedural code of Ukraine from february to october 2023

17 October 2023 Publication

Amendments to the criminal code of Ukraine and criminal procedural code of Ukrai...

Read
Is it permissible for experts to conduct a situational modeling during the examination, as per the supreme court’s recent opinion?

06 October 2023 Publication

Is it permissible for experts to conduct a situational modeling during the exami...

Read
View all

We use cookies to improve performance of our website and your user experience.
Cookies policy Cookies settings

Please read the provisions of the privacy policy and the processing of personal data carefully Cookies policy.

I consent to the processing of personal data in accordance with the privacy policy and the processing of personal data

I want to receive a mailing

We use cookies to improve performance of our website and your user experience. Cookies policy Hide settings

Thank you for your trust!

Your request for a consultation has been received, and our experts will be in touch with you shortly.

Go to main page
Thank you for subscribing to our newsletter!

Going forward, you will remain informed about the latest and most significant legislative updates, expert publications, and forthcoming event announcements.

Go to main page