The Verkhovna Rada at a meeting on 27 February supported the second reading and in General bill No. 5442 «On amendments to the Code of Ukraine on administrative offences and several other laws of Ukraine concerning the border security of the state.» It is reported by the correspondent of the edition «GORDON».
The authors of the bill note that now the Code of adminnarusheniyah provides a penalty for willful disobedience to a lawful demand of an employee of the state border service of 85 to 170 UAH, for violation of the rules of foreigners stay in Ukraine – from 510 to 850 UAH, for illegal crossing of border of Ukraine or violation of the order of entry in the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine or departure from the penalty 1700 UAH.
«Given the current economic and financial situation, such the amount of the fine (equivalent to €4 to €60) don’t stop foreigner-offender and is not an obstacle for illegal actions», – stated in the document.
The bill introduces fines for disobedience to employees of state frontier service during the execution of their duties in the amount of 850-1700 UAH. Repeated violation or a violation committed by a group of persons, from 1700 to 5100 UAH (now 170-340 UAH).
For violation of rules of stay of foreigners in Ukraine, the penalty increases 510-850 1700-5100 UAH to UAH.
The code added section 203, which provides that willful failure of a foreigner or stateless persons decision of the authorized state body on prohibition of entry in Ukraine shall entail imposing a fine from 100 to 300 non-taxable minimum (1700-5100 UAH).
If a foreigner tries to cross the border out of the checkpoint or forged documents, he faces a fine from 3,400 to 8,500 UAH (now – from 1700 to 3400 UAH). Repeated violation during the year or the breach committed by group of persons – 600 UAH 8500-13.
In this case, if the foreigner in illegal crossing of the state border have not violated the rules of the Penal code, it must send to the country of previous stay, and to prohibit entry to Ukraine for five years (currently three to five).
For violation of the order of entry in the temporarily occupied territory of the penalty from 3400 to 5100 UAH. If the offense is committed repeatedly by a group of persons or a year or a fine of up to 8500 UAH. Illegal entry into the zone of the antiterrorist operation for the first time – 510-850 UAH, repeatedly throughout the year or group of individuals – UAH 850-1190.
If a foreigner attempts to illegally enter the temporarily occupied territory, he faces a ban on entry to Ukraine for three years, if you do it again, he is banned from entering the country for 10 years.
A Protocol on the payment of a fine for violations must be during the day. If the offender cannot pay the fine at the place of detention, he shall, within three days to submit the document on payment of a fine or a copy of it.
In the first reading the bill was adopted on February 23, 2017.
Parliament has increased the penalties for illegal crossing of border and infringement of rules of foreigners stay in Ukraine 27.02.2018