Imprisonment for the seizure of buildings - new Ukrainian law
Viktor Yanukovych signed the law "On amendments to some legislative acts of Ukraine concerning improvement of legal regulation of activity of legal entities and individual entrepreneurs." In particular, the Criminal Code had been supplemented by articles 205-1, 206-1 and 206-2; taking into account the political situation in Ukraine, the most interesting are the articles 206-1 and 206-2:
Article 206-1 "Capture of the building, structure or other object of the enterprise, institution, organization" determines, in particular, that the seizure of the building, structure or other object of the enterprise, institution, organization, or other undue interference in the activities of the company, institution or organization for the purpose of (its) unlawful management, with no opposition to legitimate economic activity, that led to the disruption of operation of such enterprise, institution, organization, - shall be punishable by custodial restraint for up to two years, or imprisonment for the same period.
According to Article 206-2, "Unlawful possession of property of the enterprise, institution, organization," the wrongful acquisition of property of enterprises, institutions and organizations, including shares, stocks, shares of their founders, participants, shareholders, members, through the execution of legal action by using false or stolen documents, stamps, seals of enterprises, institutions and organizations - shall be punishable by correctional labor for up to two years, or custodial restraint for up to three years, or imprisonment for the same period, with deprivation of the right to occupy specific positions or engage in specific activities for up to 2 years.