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Forgery of Covid certificates: Police opened over 40 criminal cases

Source : 112 Ukraine

Citizens who were engaged in forging these documents face a fine of up to one thousand non-taxable minimum incomes of citizens, arrest for up to 6 months, or restriction of freedom for up to 2 years
17:51, 1 October 2021

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The National Police of Ukraine this year opened several dozen criminal cases on the fact of revealing fake Covid passports. This was reported by Ukrinform.

"During 2021, the National Police of Ukraine launched 42 criminal proceedings under Article 358 (forgery of documents, seals, stamps and forms, sale or use of forged documents, seals, stamps) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, in which the international vaccination certificates and Covid certificates became the subject of a criminal offense," the message says.

Related: Ukrainian police to check Covid-certificates on QR code

Citizens who were engaged in forging these documents face a fine of up to one thousand non-taxable minimum incomes of citizens, arrest for up to 6 months, or restriction of freedom for up to 2 years. And in case of a repetition of the crime, or its group commission by prior agreement, Ukrainians can pay with personal freedom for up to 5 years.

Meanwhile, the Health Ministry will initiate the suspension of the heads of the health facilities, where the certificates on vaccination are being falsified as Health Minister Viktor Lyashko reported.

“The Health Ministry, from its side, will initiate the suspension of the heads of the health facilities, where the certificates on vaccination are being falsified. We will officially send the submissions to the owners of the health facilities, where these doctors work, with the request to suspend the head of this facility during the investigation to establish the involvement of the heads to the activity committed by their employees,” Lyashko said.

Related: North Macedonia recognizes Ukrainian Covid certificates

 

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