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LAW OF UKRAINE

of March 26, 1992 No. 2235-XII

About internal troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine

(as amended on 16-05-2013)

Article 1. Internal Troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine (further - internal troops) are a part of the system of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine and are intended for protection and defense of important state objects which list is established by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, and also for participation in protection of public order and fight against crime.

Article 2. The main objectives of internal troops are:

protection and defense of important state objects, objects of material and military providing Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine;

maintenance of particular loads;

implementation of access control on objects which are protected;

convoy of arrested and convicts;

protection of persons accused during legal procedure;

prosecution and detention of arrested and the condemned persons running from custody;

participation in protection of public order and fight against crime;

participation in mitigation of consequences of emergency situations on objects which are protected;

protection of diplomatic representations and consular establishments of foreign states in the territory of Ukraine.

Use of internal troops for accomplishment of the tasks which are not provided by this Law is forbidden.

Article 3. Activities of internal troops are based on the principles of legality and humanity, respect for the personality, its rights and freedoms.

Article 4. The legal basis of activities of internal troops is the Constitution of Ukraine, this Law, resolutions of the Supreme Council of Ukraine, other legal acts of Ukraine, presidential decrees of Ukraine, the resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, army regulations of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Article 5. Internal troops are under construction on the basis of centralized management, one-man management, combination in case of their completing of the principles of voluntariness and conscription.

Article 6. Internal troops submit to the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine.

Direct control of internal troops is exercised by the commander of these troops.

Article 7. Internal troops consist of connections, military units and divisions on protection of important state objects, in particular nuclear power plants, on maintenance of particular loads and convoy of arrested and convicts, of military units of special purpose and special motorized military units of militia, divisions of communication, military organizations, educational institutions and teaching departments.

The locations in the territory of Ukraine of the specified connections of military units, organizations of internal troops are determined by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine by representation of the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine and coordination with regional authorities.

The location of connection, military unit and division can be changed on condition of preparation for this purpose of material and technical resources.

The number of internal troops is established by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on representation of the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine.

The states of connections, military units and organizations of internal troops are approved by the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine.

Article 8. The staff of internal troops consists of the military personnel and persons who are not certified and working according to the employment contract.

Internal troops until complete transition to completing on contractual basis are completed both under the contract, and according to the procedure of appeal. The contract is signed for a period of 3 years and can be extended for the same term.

Military personnel of internal troops takes the Military oath, has military ranks and signs of distinction, single for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The uniform of the military personnel of internal troops affirms the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on representation of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine.

Service life in internal troops at the call of cannot exceed service life in the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Service in the specified troops is performed according to the Regulations on passing of military service approved by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, and army regulations.

Activities of any political parties and movements in internal troops, as well as stay of the military personnel of officers in them and extra urgent service and workers of these troops, are forbidden.

Article 9. Internal troops in case of accomplishment of the tasks assigned to them shall:

prepare forces and means for protection and defense of important state objects, particular loads when transporting;

provide isolation of persons detained on suspicion of making of criminal offense, convicts;

be in permanent readiness for rendering the available forces and means of the help of organizations of execution of punishments to administration and pre-trial detention centers in liquidation of the facts of group disobedience and mass riots;

allocate forces and funds for maintaining together with law-enforcement bodies of search of persons running from under protection or supervision;

perform decisions of the courts, served by internal troops, about detention of persons, their protection in court room or release from custody;

give help to administration of objects which are protected, in recovery from the accident and natural disaster;

take part in protection of public order and fight against crime, ensuring public safety during mass actions, the termination of mass riots in settlements;

take part in wartime in territorial defense in areas of placement of objects which are protected.

Internal troops, carrying out the tasks assigned to them, interact with law-enforcement bodies.

In case of attraction to accomplishment of tasks on protection of public order and fight against crime also the obligations provided by the Law of Ukraine "About militia" for divisions of militia in case of accomplishment of these tasks extend to internal troops.

Article 10. The military personnel of internal troops for execution of the obligations assigned to them is granted the right:

demand from citizens and officials of observance of the procedure guaranteeing safety, and fulfillment of duties by military job specifications;

in case of attraction to accomplishment of tasks on protection of public order and fight against crime to detain and bring to law-enforcement bodies of the citizens suspected of making of criminal offenses, and those which made administrative offenses, and other rights provided by the Law of Ukraine "About militia" for employees of militia in case of accomplishment of these tasks;

detain and transfer administrations of object which is protected persons which broke the set access control;

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