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Lukashenko signs decree on recruitment of conscripts and reservists


Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko signed Decree No. 19 “On discharge from active duty, on conscription and recruitment to the reserve force” on 24 January 2023, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader.

The decree provides for the call up to active duty military service of male citizens of the Republic of Belarus who are 18 years old by the day of conscription and who are not entitled to or have forfeited the right to deferment from conscription. The recruitment campaign to the reserve duty military service shall extend to Belarusian nationals from among the first year students of agriculture universities who have the right to military deferment for their further studies and who have volunteered to serve in the reserve force. The conscription and recruitment process is due in February - May 2023.

The decree is designed to help the central government bodies, local executive and administrative bodies to recruit conscripts and reservists.

The bill also provides for the discharge from active duty of the military who have completed the established term of military service.