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Parliament might enable Ukrainians to get, store small arms at home

Source : 112 Ukraine

The document provides the withdrawal of Forces of Territorial Defense from the Armed Forces of Ukraine to separate military formation
17:34, 28 December 2020

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The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine is offered to allow the Ukrainians to keep small arms at home. Bill #4504 was registered by MP from Holos Andriy Sharaskin.

The document provides the withdrawal of Forces of Territorial Defense from the Armed Forces of Ukraine to separate military formation. The number of the Territorial Defense Forces will be approved by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine. Besides, new service is implemented – the territorial military service.

Bill offers to create a Chief military and civilian body of the territorial defense of Ukraine that enters the system of the Defense Ministry, forms and implements the state policy on the territorial defense of Ukraine within provided authorities in peace time and special period of time.

Chief military and civilian body of the territorial defense of Ukraine is the legal entity that acts on the principles of complete economic autonomy; it has a seal with the state coat of arms of Ukraine and unique name, other seals and stamps, sign for goods and services, logo and so on.

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The document offers to establish the overall management of the territorial defense of Ukraine is held by the president of Ukraine – Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine holds control over: organization of functioning; leadership and management of the system of the territorial defense of Ukraine all over Ukraine through the Minister of Defense of Ukraine within the provided authorities.

The leadership of the territorial defense of Ukraine:

  • all over the territory of Ukraine in peace time and special period of time is held by the Minister of Defense of Ukraine who implements the authorities in the territorial defense of Ukraine through the Chief military and civilian body of the territorial defense of Ukraine within the authorities with the involvement of the bodies of state authority and bodies of the local self-governance, law enforcement bodies, state bodies of special-purpose with law enforcement bodies, the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the National Guard and so on;
  • in the territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, regions, Kyiv city and Sevastopol – chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, chairmen of the regional state administrations, Kyiv and Sevastopol city state administrations through the HQs of zones of the territorial defense of Ukraine;
  • within the territories of regions in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, regions, Kyiv city and Sevastopol – chairmen of the district state administrations through the HQ of the region of the territorial defense of Ukraine.

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According to the document, the individual weapons of military men and reservist members who serve at the territorial defense of Ukraine and the collective weapons of the military units of the territorial defense of Ukraine and shells for them, according to the bill, are kept in particular, equipped rooms, in cabinets (safes) in the territory of points of permanent deployment of the units of the territorial defense of Ukraine and/or in particular places for storage.

The military men and reservist members who have merit at the territorial defense of Ukraine at least for a year; people who do not have disciplinary awards, administrative offenses, who passed provided special training standards on professional development and passed a special check will obtain a right to keep individual weapon and shells at the residence place.

The storage of individual weapons and shells at the residence place is organized according to the current legislation of Ukraine and laws and regulations that establish the order of storage of weapons and regulate the turnover the civilian long-barreled rifled weapon.

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It is offered to issue 80,000 small arms for members of the territorial defense for storage at home.

Preliminary, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky should introduce the alternative document on December 29. It will provide the creation of the voluntary detachments of the military territorial defense.

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