of April 3, 2003 No. 661-IV
About the State Border Service of Ukraine
This Law according to the Constitution of Ukraine determines the legal basis of the organization and activities of the State Border Service of Ukraine, its general structure, number, functions and powers.
Tasks on ensuring immunity of frontier and protection of the sovereign rights of Ukraine in its adjacent zone and exclusive (sea) economic zone are assigned to the State Border Service of Ukraine.
The main functions of the State Border Service of Ukraine are:
protection of frontier of Ukraine on the land, the sea, the rivers, lakes and other reservoirs for the purpose of non-admission of illegal change of passing of its line, ensuring compliance with the mode of frontier and boundary regime;
implementation in accordance with the established procedure border control and the omission through frontier of Ukraine both to temporarily occupied territory and from it persons, vehicles, freights, and also identification and suppression of cases of their illicit movement;
protection of the sovereign rights of Ukraine in its exclusive (sea) economic zone and control of realization of the rights and accomplishment of obligations in this zone of other states, Ukrainian and foreign legal entities and physical persons, international organizations;
conducting intelligence, information and analytical and operational search activities for the benefit of ensuring protection of frontier of Ukraine according to the laws of Ukraine "About prospecting bodies of Ukraine" and "About operational search activities";
participation in fight against organized crime and counteraction of illegal migration on frontier of Ukraine and within controlled frontier areas;
participation in the actions directed to fight against terrorism, and also to suppression of activities of the illegal militarized or paramilitary groups (groups), organized groups and the criminal organizations which broke procedure for crossing of frontier of Ukraine;
participation in implementation of the state protection of places of permanent and temporary stay of the President of Ukraine and the officials determined in the Law of Ukraine "About the state protection of public authorities of Ukraine and officials";
protection of foreign diplomatic organizations of Ukraine;
coordination of the activities of military forming and the relevant law enforcement agencies connected with protection of frontier of Ukraine and the omission to temporarily occupied territory and from it and also activities of state bodies which perform different types of control when crossing frontier of Ukraine or participate in providing the mode of frontier, boundary regime and mode at check points through frontier of Ukraine and in checkpoints of entrance - departure.
Accomplishment of the functions specified in part one of this Article is operational and service activity of the State Border Service of Ukraine.
The basic principles of activities of the State Border Service of Ukraine are:
respect and observance of rights and freedoms of man and citizen;
extra party membership;
combination of public, secret and secret forms and methods of activities;
one-man management; collective nature in case of development of important decisions;
government relations, local government bodies and public organizations when implementing of the tasks assigned to the State Border Service of Ukraine;
openness for democratic civil control.
The legal basis of activities of the State Border Service of Ukraine are the Constitution of Ukraine, the Law of Ukraine "About frontier of Ukraine", this Law, other laws of Ukraine issued in their execution acts of the President of Ukraine, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, and also the international agreements of Ukraine which consent to be bound is this the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
Activities of the State Border Service of Ukraine are carried out on the basis of observance of rights and freedoms of man and citizen. Bodies, military personnel and employees of the State Border Service of Ukraine shall respect advantage of the person, show to it the humane relation.
Illegal restriction of human rights and freedoms is inadmissible and attracts responsibility according to the law.
The State Border Service of Ukraine is law enforcement agency of special purpose and has the following general structure:
the central executive body realizing state policy in the sphere of protection of frontier;
territorial authorities the central executive body realizing state policy in the sphere of protection of frontier;
The sea protection consisting of groups of sea protection;
bodies of protection of frontier - boundary groups, separate check-points, air units;
prospecting body the central executive body realizing state policy in the sphere of protection of frontier.
The central executive body realizing state policy in the sphere of protection of frontier, territorial authorities the central executive body realizing state policy in the sphere of protection of frontier, the bodies of protection of frontier and other bodies specified in part one of this Article are legal entities, have seal with the image of the State Emblem of Ukraine and the name, other seals and stamps, accounts in banks, including in "foreign currency.
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