Requisition of vehicles for army needs allowed
On 17 June 2015, the Cabinet of Ministers by way of its Resolution No. 405 amended the Regulations on military transport duty, according to which the military commissariats are allowed to requisition vehicles for the needs of the army.
According to the amendments, the military can make free collection of vehicles and equipment of citizens, enterprises, institutions and organizations of any type of ownership for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Therefore, the directors of enterprises, institutions and organizations shall biannually (before 20 June and 20 December) submit information to the military commissariats on the availability of vehicles and equipment, their condition, and information on the citizens who work with such vehicles and equipment at the enterprises, institutions and organizations. Return of the vehicles and equipment by the military units is performed through the military commissariats, which requisitioned such vehicles and equipment, within 30 calendar days following the announcement of demobilization.
The Resolution also specifies the procedure for compensation of damage to the vehicles and equipment, which was caused due to their mobilization.
According to the Resolution, the enterprises, institutions and organizations that perform mobilization tasks under the agreement with the Ministry of Defense or those whose vehicles and equipment are enrolled into performance of the mobilization tasks, could be exempt from transfer of their vehicles.
In addition, the enterprises, institutions and organizations of high public need could also be exempt from transfer of their equipment to the military. The list of such enterprises is approved by the Cabinet of Ministers upon submission from the Ministry of Defense.
The Regulations on military transport duty shall not apply to diplomatic missions and consular offices of foreign countries, representative offices of foreign and international organizations, foreign nationals and stateless persons.
Resolution No. 405 shall be published and come into force on 7 July 2015.