Commentary to Decree No. 21 of 17 January 2018

    Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko has signed Decree No. 21 “On the transfer to the reserve of the fixed-period military servicemen and on drafting civilians for the fixed-period military service and reserve military service”.

    In accordance with the document, Belarusian male citizens of at least 18 years of age who do not have a deferment from the draft or military-age males who have lost a deferment from the draft will be transferred to the fixed-period military service in February-May 2018.

    The decree will help satisfy the demand of the Armed Forces, other military and paramilitary units of Belarus for fixed-period and reserve servicemen.

    Besides, in accordance with the document, fixed-period military servicemen whose period of service is over will be transferred to the reserve.