The special meeting discussed mechanisms to counteract the legalization of collaborators abroad

Опубліковано 12 January 2024 року, о 11:45

Vice Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk chaired the meeting, which was attended by officials from the Mission of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, the National Police, the State Migration Service, and the Security Service.

The focus was on countering the legalization of Ukrainian citizens who committed crimes against Ukrainian statehood while living in TOT abroad.

To proactively address such attempts, meeting participants agreed to enhance information sharing among relevant parties to coordinate efforts in this field.

A working group was proposed to improve legislation on criminal liability for collaboration. The group will focus on creating a clear distinction between actions that may be considered collaboration or aiding an aggressor state.

“Collaborators are looking for ways to go abroad and legalize themselves with Ukrainian documents. We must prevent this in every way possible. Therefore, I urge the representatives of the security forces and government agencies present to establish clear communication between the responsible agencies to detect such cases in advance and respond appropriately,” said Iryna Vereshchuk.