Rada has toughened separatism responsibility
10:18, — Europa
An article appeared in Ukraine’s Criminal Code on punishment for creating obstacles to the army.
Imprisonment terms have been increased for separatism, also responsibility introduced for making obstacles to Ukraine’s Armed Forces and other military formations to fulfill their legitimate duties.
Parliament members have supported in the first reading and in general the draft law number 4524-1, which is intended to strengthen the responsibility for crimes against the foundations of the national security of Ukraine, for encroachment on the territorial integrity, sabotage and espionage, korrespondent.net reports.
The respective decision was supported by 231 parliament members with the required minimum of 226 votes to pass.
“The purpose of the draft law is to toughen the responsibility for the crimes against the foundations of Ukraine’s national security, specifically for the actions aimed at encroachment at the territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine, for sabotage and espionage, as well as the once against peace and security of the mankind and international law and order. The adoption of the draft law is stipulated by the situation in Crimea and other regions of Ukraine, in connection with the spreading of the facts of encroachment on Ukraine’s territorial integrity and inviolability”, - the draft law’s explanatory note says.
The draft law suggests that changes are introduced into the sanction parts of the articles 110, 111, 113, 114 and 279 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine with aim to increase the imprisonment terms foreseen, and also add a new article 114-1 to the Criminal Code of Ukraine, which would introduce responsibility for preventing Ukraine’s Armed Forces and other military formations, created in accordance to Ukraine’s legislation, from carrying out their duties.
We would remind that starting on Sunday provocations have been taking place in three Ukraine’s region of Donetsk, Lugansk and Kharkiv. The organizers of the provocations are the “tourists” that came from Russia, local criminals and supporters of Viktor Yanukovych, who had fled the country.
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