People's Deputies of Ukraine adopted the law under which the official starting date of the temporary occupation of the Crimea and the city of Sevastopol is specified.
This is the Law on amendments to some laws of Ukraine concerning specifying the starting date of the temporary occupation, which came into force on October 9, 2015.
The expert Kyryl Rubanovsky from the Agency for Private Initiative Development (Іvano-Frankivsk) prepared the explanation in regard to these amendments.
Under this law Article 1 of the Law of Ukraine on ensuring the rights and freedoms of citizens and legal regime in the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine is added with the norm that specifies the starting date of the temporary occupation of the Crimea and Sevastopol - on February 20, 2014.
The provision of the Law of Ukraine on the establishment of the free economic zone "Crimea" and the special character of the economic activity in the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine is also agreed with the norm.
In addition, Article 12 of this Law is supplemented with a very important norm: since March 1, 2014 financial penalties and penalties for violation of requirements of representation, calculation, correctness of filling tax declarations (tax reporting) and completeness of tax payments are not applied to taxpayers who for the beginning of the temporary occupation lived in the territory of the Crimea and the city of Sevastopol.
Also for the beginning of the temporary occupation the right to private, state and municipal property for objects that are located in the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine is preserved.
The expert Kyryl Rubanovsky reminds that displaced persons can address with practical questions of realization of their rights partners of the "New Challenges in Legal Support and Protection of Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons in Ukraine" project.
This project is realized by the All-Ukrainian Coalition for Legal Aid Provision with the support of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) in Volyn, Dnipropetrovsk, Ivano-Frankivsk, Mykolaiv, Odesa, Rivne, Kharkiv, Kherson, Khmelnytskyi and Chernihiv regions.
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