Ukraine’s govt proposes to introduce criminal responsibility for fake vaccination documents

Source : 112 Ukraine

Responsibility will be provided for those who use forged documents
18:00, 22 September 2021

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The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine proposes to strengthen responsibility for forging Covid documents (vaccination certificate and PCR tests). This was announced by the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal on his Telegram page.

"Today we supported the bill on amendments to the Criminal Code on liability for forgery of vaccination documents. Such irresponsible actions are a threat to society as a whole, and we will respond accordingly," the prime minister wrote.

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Thus, the government proposes the following:

  • A fine from UAH 17,000 to 34,000 or restriction of freedom up to two years will be provided for those who knowingly use forged documents;
  • A fine of UAH 68,000  or imprisonment for up to two years with deprivation of the right to hold office for one-three years is proposed to be provided for doctors who deliberately enter false information about vaccinations;
  • A fine of UAH 170,000 or imprisonment for up to three years is proposed to be introduced for forging such documents with the purpose of distribution.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Health of Ukraine Viktor Lyashko stated that Covid-19 vaccination will become mandatory for officials and workers in the field of education. 

"Mandatory coronavirus vaccinations are being introduced for employees of educational institutions, employees of ministries, authorities and local state administrations," Lyashko said.

In addition, he noted that all educational institutions, whose staff did not have time to be vaccinated will be transferred to distance learning.

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