The head of the Institute for the Future, Vadym Denysenko, proposes to ban men from leaving the country for 3 years after the war. The politician believes that there is simply no other way to preserve the nation.
He wrote about this in a post on the social network Facebook.
"Sometimes I think, what would I like to do after the war and, frankly, most of all I want to walk the so-called St. Vincent Road (this is the extreme west of Portugal along the ocean to the extreme southwestern point of Europe, to Cape St. Vincent).
But there is one "but". I am sure that even after the war it is necessary to extend the ban on men traveling abroad for at least 3 years. Otherwise, we simply will not remain as a nation," Vadym Denysenko
believes. He adds that legal travel outside the country will concern military treatment or business trips.
"I want to emphasize separately: should there be legal ways of leaving (for treatment, including PTSD, for the military, especially those who have gone through hostilities, should have the right to leave abroad, business trips, etc.)? Of course yes. And this should be clearly spelled out in the legislation," the politician notes.
After that, heated discussions began on the Web among users. Some people in the comments noted that such bans remind them of "a return to the Soviet Union" and some kind of slavery. Ukrainians believe that instead of introducing incomprehensible bans, it is necessary to think about how to motivate people to stay in the country.
Ban on men traveling abroad during martial law
Since the beginning of the full-scale war, martial law has been introduced in Ukraine, for the duration of its validity it is forbidden for men aged 18-60 to leave the country.
But there are exceptions for certain categories: we are talking about those unfit for military service, those liable for military service with three minor children, and persons caring for people with disabilities.
As for men liable for military service, caring for relatives with disabilities, we have recently clarified: it will be possible not to serve only if there are no other people in the family who can support a person with a disability.
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