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Summons for dispatch

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Mobilization activities continue in Ukraine, as the Russian Federation continues its attempts to occupy our country. In practice, this means that the Armed Forces of Ukraine promptly replenish their units with citizens who are fit for military service. For this purpose, written summonses are issued, which are of different types. One of them is a call-up to send a citizen to the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. What are the peculiarities of its delivery and what will happen in case of ignoring this summons - we will discuss these legal aspects in this informational article.

What should be understood by the term “summons to appear”?

A summons is one of the forms of written notification-calling a person liable for military service to the Territorial Center for Recruitment and Social Support or the relevant military unit in order to complete the general procedure for calling up for military service as part of mobilization measures during martial law in the country. Such a call-up of a citizen liable for military service is carried out by handing him or her a mobilization order, signed by the person himself or herself. After receiving this order, a person liable for military service is obliged to report to the time and place specified in the call-up notice with his or her belongings to complete the mobilization procedure and begin military service in the relevant military unit of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

 

It is worth noting that a call-up notice (mobilization order) during the period of martial law in Ukraine can be issued only to citizens liable for military service after they have passed a military medical examination and if there are no grounds for deferral from mobilization.

What type of liability is provided for failure to appear under a subpoena?

If a citizen receives a mobilization order and fails to report at the time and place specified in the call for departure, his or her actions may be qualified as evasion of mobilization during martial law.

This is a criminal offense under Article 336 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The sanction of this article provides for only one type of punishment - imprisonment for a term of 3 to 5 years.

It should be noted that the peculiarity of bringing a person to justice under Article 336 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine is that the citizen deliberately, with direct intent in his or her actions and without valid reasons, failed to report at the specified time and place under a mobilization order.

 

Valid reasons for failure to appear under a summons usually include:

  1. death of a close relative (parents, brother or sister, grandparents, spouse, child);
  2. illness;
  3. if the person is under investigation or subject to criminal or administrative punishment that makes it impossible for him/her to arrive upon the summons;
  4. natural disasters (floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, etc.).

In addition, if a citizen has grounds for postponement of military service due to mobilization or if the medical and vocational qualification commission has declared him or her unfit, failure to appear under a mobilization order will not be considered a criminal offense.

Do you still have questions about other features of the summons? In this case, you should contact the qualified lawyers of Prikhodko & Partners Law Firm for assistance. Our specialists are well versed in the problematic issues in the field of military law of Ukraine, as they have many years of experience in this area, which allows us to provide only proper legal support to the company's clients. Therefore, do not hesitate and come to us for a consultation!

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Lawyer practicing military law and recalculation of military pensions. Specializes in issues of mobilization, namely providing consultations, obtaining postponement of mobilization, issues of passing the military medical commission. Assistance to military personnel, provision of consultations, writing of reports, support for dismissal from military service, appealing the conclusion of the military medical commission, etc.

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