The protest was held Tuesday at the Verkhovna Rada to support foreigners-volunteers who took part in the Anti-Terrorist Operation (Joint Forces Operation) in Ukraine’s occupied Donbas. This was reported by 112.ua.
The activists demanded to adopt the bill providing additional protection to the foreigners and stateless persons, who defended Ukraine’s territorial integrity and independence.
The bill envisages that foreigners who fought in Donbas on Ukraine’s side can receive a residence permit upon proving one’s participation in Anti-Terrorist Operation or Joint Forces Operation. In order to do so, it will be necessary to present the papers from Defense Ministry or petition of the unit’s commander.
At the same time, it forbids to demand the documents from the citizens of the aggressor-country or a country who did not recognize Russian aggression against Ukraine, that would require to visit the country or address to its official bodies.
The members of the National Corps, Svoboda political parties, and organizations Veteran Brotherhood and National Druzhyna gathered to protest.
As it was reported earlier, Ukraine’s Prosecutor General's Office extradited Ingush Timur Tumgoev to the Russian Federationupon the request of the Federal Security Service of Russia. The FSB of Russia suspects Tumgoev of participating in one of the radical groups in Syria. The General Prosecutor's Office of Ukraine then decided to extradite Tumgoev. The European Court of Human Rights twice refused to suspend the extradition, but the UN Human Rights Committee obliged the Ukrainian authorities to suspend the extradition.
If illegal actions will be applied against Russian Timur Tumgoev who was extradited, Ukraine reserves a right to appeal to the international court demanding his return.
“Tumgoev was extradited to Russia on the basis of the data which were received during the extradition inspection. But now we have doubts, so we started a pre-trial investigation to define the truth and those people who were behind the extradition,” Andriy Lysenko, the Spokesperson of Prosecutor General Office said.