New mobilization bill effective date revealed

Verkhovna Rada
Verkhovna Rada

The mobilization bill, recently published in the official parliamentary publication Holos Ukrainy, will come into force on May 18, in accordance with Ukrainian law.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed a law on mobilization on April 16.

What does the law on mobilization change?

The Verkhovna Rada adopted on April 11 in the second reading the bill on mobilization No. 10449. The decision was supported by 283 parliamentarians.

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The legislators removed from the bill the provision on demobilization of the military after 36 months of service without additional decisions of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief’s Staff.

The law on mobilization will come into force one month after it is signed by the president.

According to the document, the following groups of people are subject to mobilization only at will:

  • persons with disabilities (for military service under a contract)

  • persons released from captivity;

  • persons under the age of 25 who have completed basic general military training or basic military service.

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Discharged conscripts are transferred to the mobilization resource in accordance with the general rules (from the age of 25). Basic military service begins on Sept. 1, 2025.

Citizens who are registered with the military may voluntarily create a personal electronic account of a conscript, person liable for military service or reservist.

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All citizens of Ukraine who are registered with the military must clarify their information within 60 days of the law's entry into force:

  • address of residence

  • contact numbers

  • e-mail addresses

  • other personal data.

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