Poroshenko has introduced criminal liability for illegal border crossing

Порошенко ввел уголовную ответственность за незаконное пересечение границы

The President supported the law on criminal responsibility for Russian citizens for illegal entry into Ukraine

The bill, which was signed by the President, in particular, prescribes punishment in the form of deprivation of liberty for a term up to 3 years for crossing the state border with the purpose of causing harm to the interests of the state.

President Petro Poroshenko signed a bill on criminal responsibility for Russian citizens for illegal crossing of the state border of Ukraine. This is evidenced by information on the website of the Verkhovna Rada, published on Wednesday, 7 November.

The bill provides for the punishment of deprivation of liberty for a term up to three years for illegally crossing the state border of Ukraine by the Russians (or persons with another nationality in favor of Russia). In particular, we are talking about getting into the territory of Ukraine outside check points without necessary documents or with documents containing false information.

If the infringement has been committed repeatedly or by a group of persons, the liability increases to imprisonment from three to five years.

The most severe punishment provided for the violation described with the use of weapons – imprisonment up to eight years.

As reported, on October 18, the Verkhovna Rada endorsed the draft law 241 voice.

We will remind, in Ukraine, awaiting the influx of large groups of illegal immigrants from Russia.

 

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