Border Control Checkpoint
State Border Guard Service of Ukraine published the rules of getting in and out of the territory of Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) in some parts of Lugansk and Donetsk Regions. They had to do that as some Border Guard checkpoints are under control of pro-Russian terrorists. According to international rules, Russian Federation should close Border Guard checkpoints from their part of the border, but they don’t do that. So a lot people are moving in and out Ukraine via those checkpoints and that they break Ukrainian laws.
In case there will be people without citizenship who entered the territory of Ukraine via border control checkpoints that don’t function on the territory of Donetsk and Lugansk Regions, those people are not allowed to leave the territory of ATO.
1. People get to the territory of ATO according to requirements of Part 1, Article 33 of Constitution and the laws of Ukraine:
“About Counter-terrorism” (Part 5 Article. 5, Article 14, Paragraph 5 Part 1 Article 15);
“About legal status of foreigners and people without citizenship” (Part 3 Article 15);
“About state border of Ukraine” (Part 1 Article 9);
“About State Border Guard Service of Ukraine” (Article 2, Paragraph 6, 8 Article 19, Paragraph 4, 7 Article 20).
Ukrainian citizens come to the territory of ATO and leave it via checkpoints by showing:
passport of the citizen of Ukraine;
passport of the citizen of Ukraine for travelling abroad;
diplomatic passport of Ukraine;
service passport of Ukraine;
child travel document;
crew member certificate;
temporal ID of Ukrainian citizen;
child’s birth certificate (for children younger than 16 years old).
2. Foreigners and people without citizenship enter the territory of ATO and leave it via checkpoints showing same documents that they use to enter and leave Ukraine as defined by Article 15 in the Code of Ukraine “About legal status of foreigners and people without citizenship” if they have:
visa or permanent or temporal residency in Ukraine, if there is no other protocol of entering and leaving Ukraine is not defined by Ukrainian or International agreement.
Reported by State Border Guard Service of Ukraine