Code Yellow imposed in Joint Forces Operation area

It means that the movement and stay is only permitted if a person carries respective documents; examination of vehicles and personal belongings are also in order
17:39, 30 October 2019

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So-called Code Yellow has been imposed all over the area of the Joint Forces Operation. This means that the movement and stay is only permitted if a person carries respective documents; the Ukrainian military will also enjoy the right to conduct examinations of vehicles and personal belongings of those moving across the area. The Joint Forces Operation HQ reported that on Wednesday, October 30.

The military and law enforcers can:

- use weapons and enforcement devices against those who committed crimes or act against their requirements (only in case of an urgent need);

- check the documents (if the IDs are absent, the person may be detained until the identity is confirmed);

- check the personal belongings and vehicles that transport these belongings;

- enter residential places, offices, storages land parcels that belong to people and organizations;

- use vehicles and means of communication that belong to citizens (in case of an urgent need and unless they object).

Related: German MFA comments on disengagement of forces in Donbas, calls for procedure to be continued

Under certain circumstances, the military and law enforcers can: 

- temporarily limit or ban the movement of vehicles and pedestrians on streets and roadways; prevent entrance to certain areas and infrastructure objects; get the people out of these areas and tow the vehicles out of there;

- use the vehicles that belong to enterprises, NGOs and other organizations, except for those affiliated with diplomatic, consulate and other offices of foreign states.

Civilians and other categories of people not involved in the Joint Forces Operation may face numerous limitations in terms of movement, ID issuance, use, movement and storage of weaponry, use of drones of any sort, employment of any radio frequencies in vehicles, restriction in hunting and fishing actions and more.

As is known, the disengagement of forces in Donbas began on October 29, with the OSCE inspecting the procedure. It will last until November 1.

Related: Medvedchuk: Authorities should organize and finish disengagement in Zolote and Petrivske

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