Zelensky temporarily suspended the fines for violating the order of entry and exit from the TOT

Любезна Катерина
14:48, 22 July
Zelensky temporarily suspended the fines for violating the order of entry and exit from the TOT
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The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyi has signed a law that temporarily allows not to apply penalties for violating the procedure for entering or leaving the TOT of Ukraine.

This was reported by the press service of the President's Office.

Ukrainians will not yet be fined during the quarantine period or during the blocking of the CPVR for violating the entry-exit procedure if such violations were committed due to humanitarian circumstances.

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It is about:

  • return to the place of residence of citizens of Ukraine and members of their families;
  • family reunification;
  • serious illness, death of close relatives;
  • purchase of drugs or treatment;
  • departure from the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine of a person with documents confirming the right to permanent or temporary residence in another state;
  • crossing of CPVV by a child under 16 years of age, accompanied by one of the parents to issue the child with identity documents and proof of citizenship of Ukraine;
  • the need to inherit.

The law comes into force on July 23.

What is known

  • Crossing the administrative border with the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, as well as the demarcation line with the temporarily occupied territories in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts is possible only through the borders checkpoints.
  • With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and the introduction of restrictive quarantine measures due to the need to combat the disease, the situation with CPVV crossings has deteriorated. Since March 2020, the borders checkpoints has not periodically operated or has operated in a limited mode. This led to a significant increase in violations: entry into Kyiv-controlled territories across the Russian border.