Posted: 17.01.2024 16:16:00

Ukraine’s Interior Ministry initiated 9,000 criminal cases for evading mobilisation

About nine thousand criminal cases have been opened in Ukraine under the article for evading conscription, and 2.6 thousand evaders will be sentenced by the court to imprisonment for up to five years, RIA Novosti reports


Information on criminal cases was provided by Interior Minister Ihor Klymenko. “About 9,000 criminal proceedings have already been opened in Ukraine for evading mobilisation, and 2,600 have already been sent to court," he was quoted as saying by the Ukrainian TSN TV channel in its Telegram account.

On February 24th, 2022, a martial law regime was introduced in Ukraine. The next day, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed a decree on general mobilisation. According to the document, it is prohibited for men aged 18 to 60 to leave the country for the duration of martial law. Imprisonment for up to five years is envisaged for those evading military service during mobilisation.