According to lawyer Rostyslav Kravets, re-delivery of subpoenas is not uncommon in Ukraine.

According to the lawyer, subpoenas can be served again:

  • If the person under certain circumstances did not receive it, if the person could not be served with the summons.

  • A repeated summons can be sent both to clarify the conscript's data and to pass the VLK to determine suitability for service.

  • If the conscript did not appear at the military commissariat at the appointed time.

Citizens who evade service in the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and who were previously convicted under the article "Evasion of mobilization draft" are not subject to removal from the military register, they will be served summonses again.

"Even payment of a fine or arrest does not release a conscript from mobilization," the lawyer notes.

As Kravets emphasizes, men who evade military service, who do not appear at military commissariats after receiving summonses, face criminal and administrative liability.

Failure to appear when summoned to the territorial picking center at the appointed time is subject to administrative liability in the form of a fine of UAH 3,400-5,100 with subsequent delivery of the person to the TCC.

According to Article 336 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, liability for evading conscription for military service during mobilization is imposed in the form of imprisonment for a term of 3 to 5 years. 

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