New rules on military registration

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From January 1, 2024, the draft age of citizens who are not in the reserve and are on military registration (or are not, but are required to be there) has been increased from 27 to 30 years. This means that men between the ages of 18 and 30 will now be subject to conscription.

Also, from the specified period, the maximum age of stay of citizens in the reserve was increased by 5 years. The changes affected citizens with the following military ranks: soldier, sailor, sergeant, petty officer, ensign or midshipman. The age limit for such persons liable for military service is increasing:

  • from 35 to 40 years old, if the person liable for military service belongs to the first category;
  • from 45 to 50 years old, if the person liable for military service belongs to the second category;
  • from 50 to 55 years old, if the person liable for military service belongs to the third category.

The category of military service is a mark of 1,2 or 3 in the military ticket, which means the priority of such a citizen during mobilization. It depends on age, rank and gender.

The age of the military reserve with the ranks of junior officers and above will remain the same.

In addition, the age limit for staying in the mobilization reserve was set separately:

  • for senior officers — 65 years old;
  • for junior officers — 60 years old;
  • for other military ranks — 55 years.

The maximum age of stay in the mobilization reserve for senior officers was kept at the level of 70 years.

Please note that the new rules apply taking into account the transition period until 2028. This is necessary in order for those who are liable for military service with ranks below officers to be gradually transferred to retirement. So, citizens who will turn:

  • 50 years in 2024, will remain in reserve until 51 years
  • 50 years in 2025, will remain in reserve for up to 52 years
  • 50 years in 2026, will remain in reserve for up to 53 years
  • 50 years in 2027, they will remain in reserve for up to 54 years.

It is recommended to take these changes into account when working with conscripted citizens and maintaining military records. We remind you that the maintenance of military records is the responsibility of each company, which is carried out in relation to:

  • citizens of military age — men from 18 to 30 years old without a document with the entry "declared unfit for military service";
  • conscripted citizens — men who are in reserve (those who have been discharged from military service, who have reached the age of 30 and have not completed military service due to a postponement or who have not been called up for it, graduates of military universities, etc.) and women (who have a military accounting specialty).

When applying for a job, a number of documents are requested from the relevant citizens, including a military ID card or a conscript’s certificate. Based on the information received, the company keeps records of such an employee in its internal documents and reports on them to the military enlistment offices.

They are not subject to military registration:

  • citizens exempt from military duty (for example, for health reasons)
  • serving a sentence of imprisonment
  • those who are currently undergoing military service or alternative civilian service
  • permanent residents abroad
  • foreign citizens
  • officers of these departments who are in reserve with The Foreign Intelligence Service and the Federal Security Service.

For military accounting issues, please contact Acsour experts, and also leave questions if you want to keep up to date with the latest changes and protect your business from possible risks.