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Foreigners will be able to serve in National Guard: a decree signed

Feb 22, 2024

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has signed a decree allowing foreigners and stateless persons to serve in the National Guard.

This is reported with reference to the website of the President of Ukraine.


The decree states that foreigners who meet the requirements for military service may voluntarily join the National Guard of Ukraine.

"Foreigners who are legally on the territory of Ukraine, have not been previously convicted, and meet the requirements for military service as defined by the Law of Ukraine "On Military Duty and Military Service" may be accepted on a voluntary basis (under contract) for military service in the National Guard of Ukraine," the president's website says.

Foreigners can serve in the army under contract both as privates and as sergeants and non-commissioned officers. To serve in the military, foreigners need to apply to the territorial center for recruitment and social support at their place of residence or directly to the military unit in which they want to serve under contract.

"Territorial centers for recruitment and social support, which have been contacted by foreigners who have expressed a desire to perform military service under contract in the National Guard of Ukraine, shall refer these persons to the relevant military units of the National Guard of Ukraine," the presidential decree says.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 22/02/2024

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