If a person is handed a summons, it is necessary to take it and go to the military registration and enlistment office to obtain the right to a deferral.
Lawyer Andrei Novak explained whether it is possible not to come to the draft board on the agenda if the person liable for military service is not fit for service for health reasons or his parents have disabilities.
In an interview with TSN, he stated that a person should be entitled to a deferment from mobilization for good reasons, for example, if he has a disability group, if his parents are with disabilities, if he has three or more children.
But to confirm these circumstances, if a person has not previously confirmed them at the military registration and enlistment office, he must still go there and clarify or change his credentials.
“The military enlistment offices have information 5-10-15 years ago, when a certain citizen was a healthy, handsome, young man aged 18-20 years old. And now he is already conditionally 35 and has three children, and parents with disabilities. Where does the military enlistment office come from can you know about it?” Novak stressed.
Accordingly, if a person is handed a summons, it is necessary to take it and go to the military registration and enlistment office to obtain the right to a deferral.
And only after that, a note may appear in the military document stating that the person liable for military service has the right to deferment from service. Therefore, in such a situation, the summons should not be served.
Is it possible to get a summons and not come to the draft board?
Earlier, lawyer Andrei Novak stated that there are legitimate reasons for not appearing at the military registration and enlistment office when the summons is already in hand.
Among the valid reasons for non-appearance at the military registration and enlistment office, he named:
- health status;
- death of relatives;
- caring for sick relatives;
- natural disaster or other emergency;
- passing university exams.