In the Khmelnytskyi region, a man who received two summonses, but refused to be mobilized, was sentenced to probation. At the trial, he stated that he "attends a church that prohibits taking up arms."

This is stated in the verdict of the Netishyn City Court of the Khmelnytskyi region.

According to the court, on August 21, 2023, the man was declared fit for military service. On September 1, 2023, he received a summons stating that the man must come to the TCC and SP on call. On September 6, the man received a call from the military enlistment office and was told that he was supposed to come to the service, but he evaded. On September 25, he was handed a second summons, but the resident of Khmelnytskyi region ignored it again.

At the trial, the man said that in early August he worked as a security guard in a local store. At work, he received a summons and arrived at the TCC and SP to clarify the data. The man was declared fit for military service and wanted to be mobilized, but he explained that he "attends a church that prohibits taking up arms" and asked to assign him alternative service, which he was denied. He also ignored subsequent summonses.

The court found the man guilty under Art. 336 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine and sentenced to 3 years in prison, replacing it with 1 year of probation.

This verdict can still be appealed to the Court of Appeal.

Recall that the reserve colonel spoke about mobilization in Ukraine.