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The ban on the departure of men of military age from Ukraine is proposed to be enshrined in law

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The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine will consider a bill banning military-age men from traveling abroad during martial law. The document was submitted to the deputies for familiarization on Friday, June 24.

Now the procedure for leaving Ukraine for men from 18 to 60 years old is regulated by a presidential decree, writes TASS. Now it is proposed to fix the ban in law. The draft law also proposes to allow citizens with disabilities to be drafted into military service with their consent. They must serve within the area in which they live or are registered.

In June, Zelensky responded to email petition with a request to lift the ban for men to travel outside Ukraine. The petition was registered on the President’s website on May 18. It was signed by more than 27 thousand people, with 25 thousand needed for consideration.

In Ukraine, on February 24, President Volodymyr Zelensky introduced martial law, and the next day he signed a decree on general mobilization. He decided to call for military service and reservists, to attract transport for the needs of the army and law enforcement agencies. By presidential decree, men from 18 to 60 years old were forbidden to leave the country.

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