Poroshenko vetoed the amnesty for ATO participants in 2016

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukrainian President vetoed the bill, announcing amnesty for the condemned participants of the anti-terrorist operation
15:04, 17 August 2016

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President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko vetoed the bill #4255, announcing amnesty for the condemned participants of the anti-terrorist operation (ATO). This is proved by information on of the draft law on the site of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

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Specifically, it is stated that the document  was  returned by the President with his proposals on it's last stage.

Thus, the document proposed to release convicts, who defended the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, took part in the ATO and gained the status of combat veteran.

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The draft law, vetoed by Poroshenko, provided releasing from military confinement of those convicted of crimes of small and medium severity, convicted for the first time for grave crimes, if they have already served at least a half of their sentence.

The project also offered to free firstly the categories of most socially vulnerable convicts: juveniles, women and men with children under 16 or disabled children, the disabled persons of the first, second, and a third groups, ill with tuberculosis, cancer, persons of retirement age.

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