In Ukraine, they propose to cancel the deferment from mobilization for those who receive a second higher education. This was announced on August 30 by the presidential representative in the Verkhovna Rada, a member of the parliamentary committee on national security, defense and intelligence, Fyodor Venislavsky.
“I think that it is absolutely fair in the conditions [of a special operation] to limit one higher education. If a person receives a third, fourth higher education, then this definitely cannot be a reason for a delay during martial law, ”Venislavsky said in an interview with Ukrainian News.
According to him, after the start of the special operation in Ukraine, the number of applicants over 30 years old has increased. The politician said that he understands the situation when men enter the magistracy or graduate school immediately after graduation, but if such a student had a break and decided to do science only during a special operation, this raises questions.
In his opinion, there is an abuse of delays from mobilization in Ukraine. Venislavsky stressed that entire faculties began to appear in the country so that men could avoid mobilization. At the same time, Venislavsky did not rule out that there are people in Ukraine who really want to become scientists.
Earlier, on March 13, Vladimir Rogov, chairman of the “We are with Russia” movement, reported that rectors of four universities in Ukraine were instructed to deliberately expel students with poor academic performance so that they would be drafted into the army. Rogov noted that in this way Kyiv planned to solve the problem with manpower.
Later, on August 29 of this year, in the Poltava region of Ukraine, the court declared the decree of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky on mobilization unconstitutional. According to the court, the laws and decrees of the President, including those on the mobilization and use of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU), are author’s works, have no constitutional grounds, are not laws in essence and are not binding on the people.
Martial law has been in force in Ukraine since February 2022, since the same time the law on general mobilization has been in force in the country. According to the order, men between the ages of 18 and 60 cannot leave the country.