The status of a participant in hostilities is what confirms the fulfillment of combat missions at the front. This status indicates that the person was directly involved in the defense of the Motherland during the war.
Back in 2014, the importance of this status was actualized when the first stage of the Russian-Ukrainian war began. Now that the invasion has become full-scale, a much larger number of people have become in defense of the country. At the same time, the legislation is being transformed, and the requirements for obtaining UBI status are changing. The team of specialists of the law firm “Prikhodko&Partners” regularly receives client inquiries on military matters. Registration of a participant in hostilities is one of the key specializations of the practice of military law of our company.
What has changed in the legislation?
Transformations of the existing normative legal acts are associated with general changes in the context of the war. For example, earlier participants in the database were people who defended the country on the territory of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. Today, unfortunately, this geography has expanded, which is reflected in legislative changes.
If we talk about the basic condition for acquiring this status, then this is the fulfillment of combat missions. Prior to the start of a full-scale Russian invasion, there were requirements for how many days a person had to spend in combat in order to acquire this status. Today, this requirement is not relevant, since the very fact of participating in hostilities is the basis for a person to receive the appropriate status.
How is combat mission confirmation carried out?
It is quite obvious that confirmation of participation in hostilities should take place by providing the relevant documents. Including:
- database logs;
- watch logs;
- combat messages;
- field sheets, etc.
The more documents a soldier has collected, the better.
Where should you go next?
In a military unit, a specially created commission is needed, to which the military himself or his commander can apply. After the issue is considered, the commission will announce a decision that the serviceman will either be granted this status or it will be denied. There is a statutory procedure under which a decision of the commission can be appealed.
It is best if this process is accompanied by a professional lawyer, since such a service provides several important advantages at once:
- the specialist guides his client in a detailed algorithm of actions;
- helps to deal with the necessary documents;
- orients in legal mechanisms to avoid becoming a victim of bureaucracy when the granting of UBI status is delayed or blocked without good reason;
- represents the interests of his client in higher instances (including in court) if the rights of a serviceman are violated.
It should be noted that sometimes there may be certain errors in the documents, as a result of which it is difficult for a soldier to prove his case. The team of Prikhodko&Partners Law Office knows how to deal with such situations.
We will help you defend your rights and legitimate interests, because we are used to working for results. Having extensive experience in supporting military affairs, we know many nuances and pitfalls that a serviceman has to face. Therefore, we have extensive experience and effective work algorithms that help our clients confirm and fix the status of a participant in hostilities.