The army has no official legal basis for seizing property from Ukrainians living in areas where war is pronounced, said the deputy head of the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Rodion Tymoshenko.
Military law does not provide for confiscation of private property of Ukrainians. This was announced on November 28 at a briefing in Kiev by the deputy chief of the Ukrainian Armed Forces General Staff Rodion Tymoshenko, reports Ukrainian justice.
He stressed that in the decree of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko on the introduction of the combat law there are no restrictions on the rights of citizens to seize vehicles or apartments in favor of the troops.
"We do not intend to confiscate … or other measures, such as the introduction of a police magazine and so on. At this moment there are no official legal bases for it," Tymoshenko said.
Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine Ivan Rusnak called on citizens to call the police in such cases.
"If someone in a masking situation came to pick up a cow or car, or the police nearby, contact the police – and such criminals should only be arrested and further investigated," he explained.
Rusnak emphasized that the Ministry of Defense "has enough resources and transport to carry out all planned shipments".
Regarding the seizure of Russian Ukrainian ships in the area of Kerch's scars on November 26, the Verkhovna Rada supported the decree of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko to introduce military law within 30 days.
Speaking on November 26th with a call for compatriots, Poroshenko said: "In the decree I do not propose any measures related to limiting the rights and freedoms of citizens, the introduction of censorship, and the like."
On December 28, the president signed a law approving the regulation on the introduction of the combat law.
According to the decision, the combat law began to work in the 10 regions of Ukraine on November 26th.