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Ukraine's State Special Transport Service allowed using restraint means against offenders

It is allowed to use the means of restraint for the protection of the citizens and self-defence during the attack as well as respond to the attack of the buildings, facilities
17:43, 3 October 2018

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The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has allowed the workers of the State Special Transport Service of Ukraine to use the rubber truncheon, electroshock weapon, and armoured vehicles without regular arms against the offenders as Ukrainian News reported.

It is specified that the rules of the use of the means of restriction by soldiers and workers of the militarized security of the State Special Transport Service of Ukraine worked out by the Defense Ministry were adopted. Earlier the issue of the use of the restriction means by the workers of this service was not settled.

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The Cabinet of the Minister allowed them to use the means of restraint for the protection of the citizens and self-defence during the attack as well as a respond to the attack of the buildings and facilities. Moreover, it is allowed to use these means for the detention and further pass of the persons who committed an offence and carry the resistance or trying to escape to the law enforcers.

The government also approved the list of the allowed restriction means for the workers of the State Special Transport Service of Ukraine, including the rubber truncheon, handcuffs, electroshock weapon, rubber bullets, cartridges with tear-gas and stun grenades.

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Moreover, it is allowed to use armoured vehicles without regular arms.

In December 2017, this service was placed under the authority of the Defense Ministry of Ukraine.

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Earlier the Ukrainian government expanded the list of equipment allowed to be used for the record of violation of traffic regulations and as an evidence for bringing offenders to justice. 

Also, the Cabinet of Ministers decided to address the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine with a request to introduce sanctions against Russian publishing offices, which disseminate anti-Ukrainian propaganda. 

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