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Parliament abolishes ‘limited fitness’ classification for conscripts

Men of limited fitness must undergo a second medical examination within nine months
Men of limited fitness must undergo a second medical examination within nine months

Men who have been deemed as having limited fitness for military service will be required to undergo a repeat medical examination within nine months, according to a bill passed by the Ukrainian parliament on March 21.

The document amends existing legislation that covers the rights of Ukrainian military personnel and the police force.

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The parliamentary Defense Committee also abolished “limited fitness” as a category to classify potential conscripts and recruits for the Armed Forces. Military Medical Commissions would be able to deem a person as either fit or unfit for service.

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Similarly, the phrase "limited fitness in wartime" was struck from the books.

The bill also stipulates a monetary compensation of UAH 15 million ($386,000) to the families of soldiers killed in action. It also includes a provision for military personnel to receive continuous medical treatment for up to 12 months without the need to undergo a military-medical examination every four months.

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