Fedir Venislavskyi, a member of the Verkhovna Rada's Committee on National Security, Defense and Intelligence, explained that the draft law on mobilization provides that some of the convicts may be recruited into the Armed Forces. 

He said this in an interview with "RBK-Ukraine". 

Fedir Venislavsky noted that those convicted who are not in prison can be mobilized. 

"We will provide that convicts who received a sentence without actually serving it in places of the penitentiary system (or sentenced with a suspension from serving the sentence, or conditionally sentenced, who are physically at liberty) can be mobilized, they will also be taken into the military register" , - he said. 

The member of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on National Security, Defense and Intelligence also added that convicts who are in prison will also have the opportunity to defend Ukraine at the front.

However, there are exceptions - those convicted of crimes against the foundations of national security, against human sexual freedom and some other most sensitive crimes will not receive such a right. 

Earlier, Deputy Minister of Justice Olena Vysotska reported that the mobilization of convicts will necessarily involve a request from the military: if they do not show a desire to replenish the unit with such a person, they will not submit a corresponding petition to the court. 

Also, the Verkhovna Rada Commissioner for Human Rights, Dmytro Lubinets, shared his proposals on the mechanisms of involving prisoners in the defense of the state, and reported whether the convicts are ready to serve in the army.