Zelensky pardons 31 Ukrainian military men

Source : 112 Ukraine

Such particular submission for pardoning the military is made for the first time in the modern history of Ukraine
11:53, 8 October 2021

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky
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President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has signed a decree on pardoning 31 convicted defenders of Ukraine as the President’s Office reported.

"Taking into account the severity of the committed crimes, the term of the actual serving of the sentence, the personality of the convicted, their marital status, behavior before the commission of the crime and after conviction, compensation for the caused damage and the elimination of the caused damage, the opinion of the bodies and institutions of the execution of sentences on the advisability of pardoning and other circumstances, In accordance with paragraph 27 of Article 106 of the Constitution of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky supported the Commission's proposal and signed a decree on pardoning these convicts," the message says.

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Such a particular submission of pardoning the military has been made for the first time in the modern history of Ukraine.

According to the chairman of the Pardoning Commission, Andriy Hota, during the consideration of the cases, persons, who did not commit serious crimes, were selected. He noted that the pardon, in particular, does not apply to cases toward the military personnel who have committed an accident while intoxicated. Besides, the cases of those convicted of murder are not considered.

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A psychologist will communicate with released persons. He/she will work on their combat injuries and help them socialize.

As we reported, nine Ukrainians held in Thai penitentiaries were pardoned.

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