The Ministry of Defense is considering the possibility of inviting conscripts through an electronic notification

Anna Kholodnova

Defense Minister Rustem Umyerov said that his department is considering the possibility of inviting men to territorial recruitment centers through an electronic notification.

He said this in an interview with "Suspilne".

According to him, this mechanism should be discussed step by step.

"We analyzed various databases. Letʼs decide how to account for this data. Because it is a conscript, or a military serviceman, or already a veteran? After the registration, whether this category of men will be offered for military service at all or not," said Umerov.

He added that the Ministry of Defense is working on technical solutions to make this process civilized. If the mechanism is approved, all conscripted Ukrainian men, including those abroad, will receive electronic invitations.

  • Ukraine has been under martial law and general mobilization since February 24, 2022, the date of the full-scale invasion of Russia. They were extended several times. The Verkhovna Rada last extended martial law and mobilization was on November 8. They will be valid until February 14, 2024.
  • On December 19, President Volodymyr Zelenskyi announced that he would not sign the draft law on the mobilization of women. At the same time, he sees the need to mobilize men younger than 27 years old.