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LAW OF UKRAINE

of July 16, 2021 No. 1702-IX

About bases of national resistance

This Law determines legal and organizational basis of national resistance, basis of its preparation and maintaining, task and power of security forces and forces of defense and other subjects determined by this Law concerning preparation and maintaining national resistance.

Section I General provisions

Article 1. Determinations of the main terms

1. In this Law terms are used in such value:

1) the volunteer Sil of territorial defense of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is the citizen of Ukraine or the foreigner or the stateless person who is in Ukraine on legal causes for the last five years and on voluntary basis Sil of territorial defense of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is ranked as service as a part of voluntary forming;

2) voluntary forming of territorial community - the militarized division created on voluntary basis from citizens of Ukraine who live in limits of the territory of the corresponding territorial community which is intended for participation in preparation and accomplishment of tasks of territorial defense within the territory of the corresponding territorial community;

3) zone of territorial defense - part of the overland territory of Ukraine which is included in the territory of the corresponding military and overland zone and which border match administrative borders of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, area, cities of Kiev, Sevastopol;

4) head of zone of territorial defense - The chairman of the board of ministers of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, the chairman of regional public administration, the chairman of the Kiev, Sevastopol city public administration (the head of the relevant military and civil or military authorities in case of its education);

5) the head of the area of territorial defense - the chairman of district public administration (the head of district military and civil or military authorities in case of its education);

6) the head of the headquarters of zone of territorial defense - the commander of crew Sil of territorial defense of the Armed Forces of Ukraine;

7) the head of the headquarters of the area of territorial defense - the commander of battalion Sil of territorial defense of the Armed Forces of Ukraine;

8) national resistance - complex of actions which will be organized and performed for the purpose of assistance to defense of Ukraine by the broadest involvement of citizens of Ukraine to the actions aimed at providing military safety, sovereignty and territorial integrity of the state, control and repulse of aggression and drawing to the opponent of unacceptable losses, considering which it will be forced to stop the armed aggression against Ukraine;

9) governing bodies of forces and funds which are raised to accomplishment of tasks of territorial defense, - the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Command of territorial defense of the Armed Forces of Ukraine of Sil, regional bodies of military management of territorial defense of the Armed Forces of Ukraine of Sil, governing bodies of other components of security forces and forces of defense under which supervision the forces and means planned and/or involved in accomplishment of tasks of territorial defense headquarters of zones (areas) of territorial defense are;

10) training of citizens of Ukraine for national resistance - set of the actions performed by state bodies and local government bodies for the purpose of forming of patriotic consciousness and steady motivation, acquisition by them of knowledge and the practical abilities necessary for protection of Ukraine;

11) the area of territorial defense - part of the overland territory of Ukraine which is included in the territories of the corresponding zone of territorial defense of Ukraine and which border areas, the cities of Kiev, Sevastopol match administrative borders of the area as a part of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea;

12) resistance movement - system of military, information and special measures, the organization which planning, preparation and support is performed for the purpose of recovery of the state sovereignty and territorial integrity during repulse of the armed aggression against Ukraine;

13) forces and funds raised to accomplishment of tasks of territorial defense, - determined by planning documents of territorial defense, force and means of security forces and forces of defense;

14) forces and means of resistance movement - certain forces and funds of security forces and forces of defense which are raised to implementation of actions for the organization, preparation and accomplishment of tasks of resistance movement, and also individuals who on voluntary and confidential basis are involved in accomplishment of tasks of resistance movement;

15) Forces of territorial defense of the Armed Forces of Ukraine - separate sort of forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to which the organization, preparation and accomplishment of tasks of territorial defense is assigned;

16) territorial defense - system of the nation-wide military and special events performed in peace time and during the special period for the purpose of counteraction to military threats and also for assistance in protection of the population, the territories, the environment and property against emergency situations;

17) the headquarters of zone of territorial defense - permanent body of management of territorial defense within the corresponding zone of territorial defense which submits to the head of zone of territorial defense;

18) the headquarters of the area of territorial defense - permanent body of management of territorial defense within the respective area of territorial defense which submits to the head of the area of territorial defense.

2. Other terms in this Law are used in the value given in the laws of Ukraine.

Article 2. Legal basis of national resistance

1. The legal basis of national resistance is constituted the Constitution of Ukraine, this and other laws of Ukraine, the international agreements which consent to be bound is provided by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, and also the published in pursuance of the Constitution and the laws of Ukraine, other regulatory legal acts.

Section II General bases and organization of national resistance

Article 3. Structure, purpose and tasks of national resistance

1. Components of national resistance is territorial defense, resistance movement and training of citizens of Ukraine for national resistance.

2. The purpose of national resistance is increase in defense capability of the state, provision to defense of Ukraine of comprehensive nature, assistance to ensuring readiness of citizens of Ukraine for national resistance.

3. Tasks of territorial defense are:

1) timely reaction and acceptance of necessary measures for protection of the territory and protection of the population in certain area until expansion within such territory of group of troops (forces) or/or group of the integrated forces intended for conducting military (fighting) operations on repulse of the armed aggression against Ukraine;

2) participation in strengthening of protection and protection of frontier;

3) participation in protection of the population, the territories, the environment and property from emergency situations, mitigations of consequences of conducting military (fighting) operations;

4) participation in training of citizens of Ukraine for national resistance;

5) participation in providing conditions for safe functioning of public authorities, other state bodies, local government bodies and bodies of military management;

6) participation in protection and defense of the important objects and communications, other crucial infrastructure facilities determined by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, and objects of regional, district, rural, settlement, city value, district in the cities of councils rural, settlement, violation of functioning and which inactivation pose threat for activity of the population;

7) providing conditions for strategic (operational) expansion of troops (forces) or their regrouping;

8) participation in implementation of measures of rather temporary prohibition or traffic restriction of vehicles and pedestrians near and within zones/areas of emergency situations and/or conducting military (fighting) operations;

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