Четвер, 5 Грудень, 2019 - 22:55

Tasks

NATIONAL GUARD OF UKRAINE

 

On 13th of March, 2014, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (Parliament) has adopted the Law On National Guard of Ukraine.

According to the Law the National Guard of Ukraine is a military formation with law enforcement functions. It is a part of the system of Ministry of Interior of Ukraine and is designed to fulfill the tasks related to protection and safeguarding the life, rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of citizens, society and the state from criminal and other wrongful infringements, and also maintenance of public order and public security, as well as to ensure, in coordination with law enforcement agencies, the national security and protection of national borders, stopping terrorist activities and activities of illegitimate paramilitary or armed troops (groups), terrorist organizations, organized groups and criminal organizations.

 

In the current conditions of Ukrainian state development, taking into account the existing threat to the East of the country and simultaneously carrying out reforms on the path towards European integration, the National Guard of Ukraine, as a military formation with law-enforcement functions, executes all missions defined by the Law of Ukraine «On the National Guard of Ukraine» in good faith.

 

In cooperation with the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Security Service of Ukraine, the National Police and other law-enforcement agencies, the National Guard of Ukraine participates in the suppression of acts of armed aggression against Ukraine and the termination of armed conflict by conducting military (combat) actions.

 
The activity of the National Guard of Ukraine is based on the principles of the rule of law, ensuring human and citizen rights and freedoms, nonpartisanship, continuity, legitimacy, openness to democratic civilian control, transparency, responsibility, centralized management and unity of command.
 
The National Guard of Ukraine in its activity is guided by the Constitution of Ukraine, the laws of Ukraine, international treaties of Ukraine, the consent of which shall be granted by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, the acts of the President of Ukraine and the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, as well as issued in accordance with them by the normative and legislative acts of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine and other normative legal acts.

 

MINISTRY OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS OF UKRAINE

The National Guard of Ukraine is a part of the system of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine.
The Commander-in-Chief of the National Guard of Ukraine is subordinated to the Minister of Internal Affairs.
He is assigned by the President of Ukraine on the proposal of the Minister of Internal Affairs.
The National Guard of Ukraine is a part of defense and security sector of Ukraine.

 

 

NATIONAL GUARD OF UKRAINE MAIN FUNCTIONS:

 

The uniqueness of the National Guard of Ukraine is in the fact that it performs its tasks during the peace, crisis periods as well as during the martial law. It performs the law enforcement functions during the peace time, stabilization tasks at the crisis period and military functions during the period of martial law.

 

• to protect the constitutional system of Ukraine and its territorial integrity from violent attempts to transform them;
• to maintain public order and ensure protection of life, rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of citizens;
• to contribute to the maintenance of public security and public order during meetings, rallies, marches, demonstrations and other public events in case of risks to public health and safety;
• to provide security guard support to public authorities, the list of which shall be determined by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, and contribute to public security guard activities to public authorities and officials;
• to protect nuclear facilities, nuclear materials, nuclear wastes and other sources of radioactive emissions in public ownership, as well as critical infrastructure, the list of which shall be determined by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine;
• to protect special cargoes, the list of which shall be determined by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine;
• to protect diplomatic missions and consulates of foreign countries, as well as representative offices of international organizations in Ukraine;
• to protect central bases of logistics support of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine;
• to be involved in activities to cease armed conflicts and other acts of provocation at national borders, as well as activities to prevent massive crossing of national borders from neighboring countries;
• to participate in special operations to neutralize armed offenders, to stop activity of illegitimate paramilitary or armed gangs, organized groups and criminal organizations inside Ukraine, as well as measures related to counterterrorism activities;
• to be involved in riot control efforts if there exists risk of violence against citizens;
• to be engaged in restoration of public order in case of interethnic and interconfessional conflicts, unblock or bring an end to unlawfull acts in case of seizure of critical public facilities or areas, where public safety may be put at risk and regular activities of public authorities and local governance may be hindered;
• to be involved in the maintenance or restoration of public order in case of particularly severe emergencies of man-made or natural haracter (natural disasters, accidents, particularly severe fire, usage of means of destruction, pandemic, panzootic etc.) where pose a hreat to public health and safety;
• to participate in re-establishment of constitutional order in case of attempted seizure of power or violent transformation of the constitutional system, as well as reestablishment of public authorities and local governance activity;
• to be involved in activities to bring an end to wrongful acts of the gangs of convicts, as well as first response to such acts in the remand and correctional facilities.