of March 4, 1998 No. 160/98-BP
About the state protection of public authorities of Ukraine and officials
The state protection of public authorities of Ukraine and officials (further - the state protection) is system of organization-legal, regime, operational search, technical and other measures which are performed by specially authorized state bodies for the purpose of ensuring normal functioning of public authorities of Ukraine, safety of the officials and objects determined by this Law.
Are not considered as the state protection regulated by this Law, measures of security nature which are performed by state bodies for the purpose of safety of participants of criminal trial, other persons and objects, except determined by this Law.
The legal basis of the state protection is constituted by the Constitution of Ukraine, the international agreements of Ukraine, this and other laws of Ukraine, acts of the President of Ukraine and the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, and also the departmental and interdepartmental regulatory legal acts governing the relations in the sphere of the state protection.
The state protection is performed on the principles of legality, continuity, respect for the rights, freedoms, advantage of man and citizen, one-man management.
The state protection is performed in the relation:
Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine;
Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine;
Constitutional court of Ukraine;
To the president of Ukraine safety in places of its permanent and temporary stay by implementation of the state protection is ensured.
During the term of office of the President of Ukraine safety of the members of his family living together with it or accompanying it is also ensured.
After the termination of powers the President of Ukraine is provided with the state protection for life if only he was not displaced from post according to the procedure of impeachment.
In places of permanent and temporary stay safety is ensured:
Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine;
Prime Minister of Ukraine;
Chairman of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine;
Chairman of the Supreme Court;
First deputy chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine;
First vice-Prime Minister of Ukraine;
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine;
Minister of Defence of Ukraine;
vice-chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
During the term of office of the officials specified in this Article safety of members of their families living together with them or accompanying them is also ensured.
After the termination of powers the specified officials are provided with the state protection within one year, except introduction cases in legal force of conviction against them.
Part one is excluded according to the Law of Ukraine of 08.04.2014 No. 1184-VII
The state protection is performed concerning Chapters of foreign states, parliaments and the governments and members of their families, Ministers of Foreign Affairs, heads of the international organizations which arrive to Ukraine or are in its territory as a part of official delegations or visit Ukraine by the invitation of public authorities.
The state protection can be performed concerning other high officials, representatives of the foreign states and the international organizations arriving to Ukraine or being in its territory.
The state protection in case of availability of threat of life or to health can be performed concerning other officials according to the decision of the President of Ukraine made to act on representation of officials, representatives on behalf of the relevant state bodies or on representation of the head of department of the state protection of Ukraine.
Persons concerning whom the state protection is performed shall treat responsibly own safety, assist bodies of the state protection in implementation of the tasks assigned to them.
Persons concerning whom the state protection is performed have the right on:
1) receipt of information on measures of ensuring their safety;
2) consent on candidates of persons which will directly provide their bodyguard;
3) temporary refusal in writing of bodyguard, assuming complete responsibility for possible negative consequences of this action.
The state protection is performed concerning buildings where work the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, the President of Ukraine, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court of Ukraine, the constructions and special vehicles which are in their use, other places of permanent and temporary finding of persons protected according to this Law, important state objects and the territories and water areas determined by the President of Ukraine adjoining to them.
To buildings where work the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, the President of Ukraine, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, and also building where other public authorities of Ukraine concerning which the state protection according to this Law is performed work, persons with cold or firearms (except persons who according to this Law perform the state protection of the respective building), and also persons with explosives, means of blasting, ammunition of all types and samples, educational or imitating ammunition, flammable liquids or solid flammable substances, pyrotechnic means are not allowed.
The state protection is performed by Management of the state protection of Ukraine.
The national police, specially authorized central executive body for protection of frontier of Ukraine, other central executive bodies of Ukraine, the Security Service of Ukraine within the competence and of interaction with Management of the state protection of Ukraine take part in implementation of the state protection.
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