243 people’s deputies voted for the corresponding decision. The law supplements the criminal code of Ukraine with article 332-2 “Illegal cross of the state border of Ukraine”.
It will be noted that the Committee of the Supreme Council on issues of law enforcement activity legislative support unanimously supported and recommended to approve the draft Law in the second reading and as a whole as a law.
The bill is designed to promote the protection of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine by criminalizing illegal cross of the state border by the representatives of the aggressor state.
The adopted law establishes criminal liability for crossing the state border of Ukraine in order to harm the interests of the state or a person who is prohibited to enter the territory of Ukraine, or representatives of the armed forces units or other law enforcement agencies of the aggressor state in any way outside the checkpoints across the state border of Ukraine or at the checkpoints across the state border of Ukraine without relevant documents or documents containing inaccurate information.
Such acts will be punishable by up to three years of imprisonment.
In addition, the repeated commission of such acts or commission of such acts by a group of persons is punishable by imprisonment for a term of three to five years, and the commission of such acts in combination with violence or the use of weapons for a period of five to eight years.
This Law shall enter into force on the day following the date of its publication.
Also it will be noted that the administrative responsibility provided under Article 204-1 of the Administrative Code regarding the illegal cross of the state border of Ukraine by “ordinary” migrants or violators remains.