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LAW OF UKRAINE

of April 15, 2014 No. 1207-VII

About providing the rights and freedoms of citizens and legal regime in temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine

(as amended on 08-11-2023)

Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine,

based on the Declaration on the state sovereignty of Ukraine and the Constitution of Ukraine,

emphasizing that sovereignty of Ukraine extends to all its territory which within internationally acknowledged frontier is complete and inviolable,

without recognizing temporary occupation of part of the territory of Ukraine by the Russian Federation,

confirming the inseparable sovereign right of Ukraine to recovery and preserving its territorial integrity within internationally acknowledged frontier,

being guided by Articles of organization of the United Nations and the Declaration on the principles of international law concerning the friendly relations and cooperation between the states according to Articles of organization of the United Nations of October 24, 1970, the Final act of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe of August 1, 1975

 proceeding from the fact that according to the Items "a", "b", "c", "d" and "g" of article 3 of the Resolution 3314 (XXIX) of the General Assembly of the United Nations "Aggression determination" of December 14, 1974 use by the Russian Federation of the armed force against Ukraine constitutes crime of the armed aggression and roughly violates the Memorandum of security guarantees in connection with accession of Ukraine to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty of December 5, 1994 and significantly broke the Treaty of friendship existing at the time of the beginning of the armed aggression, cooperation and partnership between Ukraine and the Russian Federation of May 31, 1997,

confirming the Appeal of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to the United Nations, the European Parliament, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Parliamentary assembly of NATO, Parliamentary assembly of OSCE, Parliamentary assembly of GUAM, national parliaments of the states of the world about recognition of the Russian Federation by the state aggressor of January 27, 2015 to No. 129-VIII, and also the Statement of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine "About repulse of the armed aggression of the Russian Federation and overcoming its consequences" of April 21, 2015 No. 337-VIII, the Statement of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine concerning escalation of the Russian-Ukrainian armed conflict of March 30, 2021 No. 1356-IX, the Statement of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine in connection with recognition of independence by the Russian Federation of the illegal self-proclaimed educations in temporarily occupied territories of certain districts of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine of February 22, 2022 No. 2093-IX,

considering number of statements of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine for violation by the Russian Federation in the territory of Ukraine of fundamental rights and freedoms of man and citizen which is temporarily occupied by it, in particular "About infringement and non-compliance with the rights of Ukrainians in Russia and urgent measures for satisfaction of national and cultural and language needs of foreign Ukrainians" of June 17, 2014 No. 1331-VII, "About tragic death of people as a result of act of terrorism over the territory of Ukraine" of July 22, 2014 No. 1596-VII, "About counteraction to distribution of the international terrorism supported by the Russian Federation" of July 22, 2014 No. 1597-VII, "About recognition of jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court by Ukraine concerning making of crimes against humanity and war crimes by management officials of the Russian Federation and heads of the DPR and LPR terrorist organizations, which led to especially heavy consequences and massacre of the Ukrainian citizens" of February 4, 2015 No. 145-VIII, "About non-recognition by Ukraine of legitimacy of State Duma elections of Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation of the seventh convocation, their results and consequence in law and, respectively, structure, powers, acts and decisions of the State Duma of Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation of the seventh convocation" of September 20, 2016 No. 1527-VIII, "About non-recognition of legitimacy of election of the president of the Russian Federation by Ukraine in temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine - the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol" of March 22, 2018 No. 2371-VIII, "About non-recognition of legitimacy of so-called local elections in temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine - in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol" of September 11, 2019 No. 66-IX, "Rather illegitimate carrying out the all-Russian vote under amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation in temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine - in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, and also attraction to vote of inhabitants of temporarily occupied territories in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions with illegally the issued passports of the citizen of the Russian Federation" of July 17, 2020 No. 806-IX, "About non-recognition of legitimacy of so-called local elections in temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine - in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol" of September 30, 2020 No. 932-IX, "Rather illegal arrest of the first deputy chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People Nariman of Dzhelyalov and other representatives of the indigenous Crimean Tatar people in temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol the state aggressor the Russian Federation" of September 10, 2021 No. 1749-IX, "About illegitimacy of elections of deputies of the State Duma of the Russian Federation of 2021" of September 22, 2021 No. 1773-IX,

stating that in the light of regulations IV of the Hague Convention on the laws and customs of land warfare and appendices to it: Regulations on the laws and customs of land warfare of October 18, 1907, to the Geneva convention on protection of the civilian population during war of August 12, 1949 and the Additional protocol to the Geneva conventions of August 12, 1949 concerning protection of the victims of the international armed conflicts (Protocol I) of June 8, 1977 temporary occupation of part of the territory of Ukraine became one of consequences of the armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine,

proceeding from provisions of resolutions of the General Assembly of the United Nations "About territorial integrity of Ukraine" of March 27, 2014 No. 68/262, "The state of affairs in the sphere of human rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol (Ukraine)" A/RES/71/205 (2016), A/RES/72/190 (2017), A/RES/73/263 (2018), A/RES/74/168 (2019), A/RES/75/192 (2020), and also "Problems of militarization of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, Ukraine, and also part of the Black and Azov seas" of A/RES/73/194 (2018), A/RES/74/17 (2019), A/RES/75/29 (2020) which emphasize illegitimacy of carrying out in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea of referendum recognize the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol as the territory which is temporarily occupied by the Russian Federation and urge the international community not to recognize any change of the status of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol on the basis of results of the specified referendum,

in view of the Resolution of the General Assembly of the United Nations "Aggression against Ukraine" of A/RES/ES-11/1 of March 2, 2022 which is recognized that Russia made aggression against Ukraine, having broken basic regulations of the UN and which from the Russian Federation needs to stop the armed aggression against Ukraine, including also deokkupation of the Crimea and Donbass, immediately, completely and unconditionally to withdraw all the armed forces from the territory of Ukraine within its internationally acknowledged borders,

considering partial decision of United Nations International court of March 16, 2022 according to which at the highest legal level the fact of invasion of Russia on the territory of Ukraine is established,

noting that the armed aggression of the Russian Federation began with the undeclared and hidden invasions on the territory of Ukraine of divisions of armed forces and other security agencies of the Russian Federation, and also by the organization and support of terrorist activities, and on February 24, 2022 developed into the full-scale armed invasion on the sovereign territory of Ukraine,

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