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In connection with the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation in Ukraine, martial law was declared in accordance with the Decree of the President of Ukraine dated February 24, 2022 № 64/2022 “On the introduction of martial law in Ukraine.” At the same time, mobilization was announced. In this regard, some restrictions and measures to ensure the country’s defense capability began to take effect. Such restrictions also apply to crossing the border.
Therefore, the topic of going abroad during martial law is one of the most popular consultations ordered by the Prikhodko&Partners law office. During martial law, legislation is fast-moving and changes are made almost instantly. In view of this, it is quite difficult for ordinary citizens to grasp the trends of changes and current legal norms at the time of solving their question.
How is the issue of border crossing by disabled people regulated?
In accordance with the Resolution of the CMU of January 27, 1995 № 57 “On Approval of the Rules for Crossing the State Border by Citizens of Ukraine”, it is indicated that in the event of the introduction of a state of emergency or martial law on the territory of Ukraine, persons with disabilities have the right to cross the state border.
So, a man with a disability of the 3rd group can cross the state border. Yes, as well as men with the 1st and 2nd groups of disabilities, since persons with disabilities are disabled people of the I, II and III groups.
What documents do a disabled man need to travel abroad?
The main and main document for crossing the border for a person with a disability is a document confirming disability. The list of such documents is exhaustive, and it is contained in the aforementioned Resolution.
WARNING! Departure only on the basis of the MSEK certificate is currently impossible.
Also, it is necessary to pay attention to the fact that disability documents must be valid in Ukraine, because if they were issued and issued abroad, it will be impossible to cross the border. And before that, you will need to go through the procedure of establishing the fact of disability and get the relevant documents.
Is there a limit on the number of border crossings?
No, according to the legislation, there are no such restrictions to date.
Can someone accompany a man with group III disability?
No, this possibility is not provided. You can only accompany a disabled person of group I or II.
So, if you do not know what documents you need to collect for crossing the border, whether you need to inform the TCC and SP about your plans to cross the border, what is the probability that you may not be released and other questions of the same plan, contact the military lawyers of the “Prikhodko&Partners” law company to protect their rights and prevent violation of their rights.
By contacting lawyers, you save time and get detailed answers to your questions. A military lawyer will provide comprehensive and detailed advice on departure, as well as the possibility of accompanying a lawyer at the border.