In Ukraine, going to the exchange of prisoners of war will cancel the punishment

About it informed People’s Deputy from the faction “Voice” Yaroslav Zheleznyak.

Bill No. 7436-d “On Amendments to the Criminal, Criminal Procedure and Penitentiary Codes of Ukraine on the regulation of the procedure for the exchange of persons as prisoners of war” supplements the Criminal Code with a new article 841 “Release from serving a sentence in connection with the decision to transfer a convicted person for exchange as a prisoner of war.”

This article provides release from serving a sentence of a convicted person, in respect of whom the authorized body decided to transfer him for exchange as a prisoner of war, and who agreed to such an exchange.

If the exchange of the convict did not take place, the court, at the request of the prosecutor, sends the convict to further serve the previously imposed sentence.

Amendments to the Code of Criminal Procedure propose to provide for the possibility of the investigator, the judge, at the request of the prosecutor, canceling the measure of restraint for the suspect or the accused, if the authorized body has decided to transfer him for exchange as a prisoner of war.

After the investigator, judge or court cancels the measure of restraint in the manner prescribed by Article 2011 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, the suspect/accused must be immediately dismissed and placed under the supervision of an authorized body.

The draft law also provides for the case when a convict who has been released by the court from serving a sentence and whose exchange has taken place, before the expiration of the limitation period for the execution of a guilty verdict, will again be detained on the territory of Ukraine due to participation in hostilities. In such a situation, the court will send him to serve the sentence.

Amendments to the Criminal Executive Code of Ukraine (to Article 152) provide that the basis for exemption from serving a sentence is “the adoption by an authorized body of a decision to transfer a person for exchange as a prisoner of war.”

If the court decides to transfer the convict for exchange as a prisoner of war, such a person is immediately released from serving the sentence.

It is reported that the adopted bill will make it possible to implement the procedure for the exchange of suspects, accused and convicted prisoners of war.

Earlier at public prosecution The Poltava Regional Prosecutor’s Office found 7 residents of Donbass guilty of high treason committed under martial law and participation in the activities of an armed formation not provided for by law. By court verdicts, they were sentenced to 15 years in prison with confiscation of property.

In Ukraine, the Russian military Bobykin and Ivanov sentenced to 11.5 years in prison.

Russian military Vadim Shishimarin sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of a civilian in the Sumy region. On May 23, the decision was made by the Solomensky Court of Kyiv.


At 4 am on February 24, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a “special military operation” in the occupied Donbas. Russia launched missile strikes on the territory of Ukraine and launched a direct full-scale invasion in four directions. The armed forces of Ukraine are rebuffing the enemy, the blitzkrieg plan – to capture Kyiv in two or three days – failed, the Russian army retreated from the capital. The Russian military commits thousands of war crimes and crimes against humanity throughout Ukraine.

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