Men

who left Ukraine on the

first day of the full-scale invasion of Russia, when such a ban had not yet been implemented, should not be subject to sanctions upon their return.

RBC-Ukraine writes about this.

As lawyer Roman Golub explained, the legislation of Ukraine provides for the retroactive application of the law on criminal responsibility in time, only in the direction of mitigation for the accused (Article 5 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine).

This also corresponds to the principle of "Nulla poena sine lege".

This principle means that there is no punishment without a law providing for it.

"The onset of administrative or criminal liability for those who plan to return from abroad may occur in the event of a criminal offense or a misdemeanor with the purpose or during the crossing of the border," the expert noted.

According to the lawyer, men should not bear any administrative or criminal responsibility upon returning to Ukraine, if they did not violate anything and left Ukraine on legal grounds.

Departure of men abroad

During the martial law in Ukraine, there is a ban on leaving the country for conscript men aged 18 to 60.

What category of men is allowed to go abroad, read

here

.

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