Both administrative and criminal liability is provided for domestic violence. Thus, administrative liability includes:
  • Fine 170-340 UAH,
  • Public works 30-40 hours,
  • Arrest for up to 7 days.
While criminal liability:
  • Public works 150-240 hours, arrest up to 6 months
  • Restriction of liberty for up to 5 years
  • Imprisonment for up to 2 years
Additional measures of influence that may be applied to the abuser:
Urgent injunction, which may include the following measures:
  • Obligation to leave the place of residence (stay) of the victim;
  • Prohibition on entry and stay in the place of residence (stay) of the victim;
  • Prohibition of contact with the victim in any way.
An urgent restraining order is issued for a period of up to 10 days.
Another tool to protect the victim is a restraining order issued by a court for a period of 1 to 6 months. It can be extended for the same period, and contains more prohibitions for the abuser.
Thus, the restrictive requirement contains the following measures:
  • Prohibition to be in the place of joint residence (stay) with the injured person;
  • Prohibition to search for the injured person personally and through third parties, if he / she voluntarily stays in a place unknown to the abuser, to persecute him / her and to communicate with him / her in any way; elimination of obstacles in the use of property that is the object of the right of joint ownership or personal private property of the victim;
  • Restrictions on communication with the affected child;
  • Prohibition to approach a certain distance to the place of residence (stay), study, work, other places of frequent visits by the victim;
  • Prohibition of correspondence, telephone conversations with the victim or contact with the victim through other means of communication in person
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