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Zelensky in Ukraine signs law allowing some convicts to serve in the army – POLITICO

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky signed a law on Friday allowing convicts – except those who committed the most serious crimes – to join the army, according to media reports.

The bill, which was adopted in early May by the Ukrainian parliament, allows for the voluntary mobilization of convicts for the country’s war with Russia, with the exception of those who committed serious crimes, including murder, rape , terrorism, drug crimes and treason.

MPs and senior government officials convicted of crimes will also not be able to have their sentences commuted to serve in the army.

Ukrainian Justice Minister Denys Maliuska predicted that the new law would allow the recruitment of 10,000 to 20,000 convicts into the army, contributing to the war effort and reducing overcrowding in Ukrainian prisons .

This decision comes as violent fighting rages in the Kharkiv region, in the northeast of the country. Russian troops have reportedly captured several villages and settlements, with President Vladimir Putin threatening to turn the region into a buffer zone.

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