Information on whether the law on alternative service, adopted on 20 February 1993, has been implemented and on the penalties for desertion and their enforcement [UKR14676]

Information specific to this topic could not be found among the sources currently available to the DIRB.

Please find attached an article from the most recent RFE/RL Research Report on the Ukrainian armed forces. While it mentions draft evasion and desertion, there is no indication of what the penalties are or whether they are enforced (18 June 1993, 65).


Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). 18 June 1993. RFE/RL Research Report [Munich]. Vol. 2, No. 25. Stephen Foye. "Civilian-Military Tension in Ukraine", pp. 60-66.