President Petro Poroshenko has signed the law on Amnesty of participants of the antiterrorist operation in the East of Ukraine, who have not committed serious crimes. About it reports a press-service of the head of state.

“Sign the law of Ukraine on Amnesty, which allows soldiers – participants of ATO (punished – ed) for minor crimes to be released,” – said Poroshenko and signed a document.

This decision the President made at the request of Church leaders and Heroes of Ukraine.

“We need to know that the warrior is not only socially protected, and it is morally supported by the people… of Course, for the crimes should be punished, just as the Lord punishes for sins. But the Lord said to pardon… If you need them (participants of anti-terrorist operation – ed.) pardon, it will be of benefit not only to them but also benefit the entire army,” – said the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Kyivan Patriarchate, Patriarch Filaret.

February 22, 2017, Parliament has paved the way for the signing of the speaker and the President of the Amnesty law in 2016 N4255, which, in particular, provides for the Amnesty of the participants of the ATO.

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Poroshenko has signed the law on Amnesty of participants of the ATO 02.09.2017

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