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Draft law preventing MPs from traveling to occupied territories without SSU’s consent registered in parliament
19:37, 9 June 2017
Draft law preventing MPs from traveling to occupied territories without SSU’s consent registered in parliament

Pavlo Kyshkar, deputy from Petro Poroshenko Bloc, took the initiative

19:37, 9 June 2017

Press service of the National Police

Draft law #6554 on entry to temporary occupied territories by Ukrainian government servants has been registered in Verkhovna Rada. The according information was published on the parliament’s website.

The bill provides that the MP’s, deputies of local councils, officials and people serving in the public bodies should get the written approval from the central office of regional body of Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) when entering or leaving the occupied territories.

If the deputies or government servants did not received the according permission, their actions would be qualified under Article 204-2 of the Administrative Law "Violation of entry-departure procedure to the temporary occupied Ukrainian territory" with the penalty of $65 to $195 or administrative arrest up to 15 days. Another variant of qualification of border crossing — violation of entry-departure procedure to the temporary occupied Ukrainian territory with the aim of harming state interests. In this case, offenders would face restriction of freedom up to 3 years or imprisonment for the same term.

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