Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valeriy Zaluzhny announced the lifting of the ban on those liable for military service to leave their place of residence without the permission of the military registration and enlistment office. Document sent for revision wrote he is in the telegram channel.
According to Zaluzhny, the document initially concerned the internal work of recruitment centers and did not create obligations, restrictions on the rights and freedoms of Ukrainian citizens.
“Despite this, his appearance on the network led to numerous manipulations, discrepancies and even illegal actions to prevent the movement of citizens, which became the basis for discrediting the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the military-political leadership of the state,” Zaluzhny said.
The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine announced a day earlier that Men who are registered with the military must obtain permission from the military registration and enlistment office if they want to leave the locality where they live. The department referred to the law “On military duty and military service”, which has been in force in Ukraine since 1992.
Social media users negatively perceived the need to obtain permits, stating that such a restriction violates the right to movement and promotes corruption. In the evening, President Volodymyr Zelensky asked the General Staff and the military leadership to report to him on the issue and not to make such decisions without him. He also promised to “understand the situation.”
How such a norm can work, why it should be introduced right now and why the president decided to publicly reprimand the General Staff, Yury Kalgushkin, former military commissar of the Kharkov region, spoke on the air of Present Time.