December 6, 2022, 17:36

In terms of law, position on allowing students of foreign higher education establishments or men, who make collateral payment, to cross border remains unchanged — MP Venislavskyi

The position of the authorities regarding the departure of men from the country after making a collateral payment or students to study abroad remains unchanged at the legislative level. Fedir Venislavskyi, People’s Deputy of Ukraine, Member of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Committee on National Security, Defense and Intelligence, Presidential Representative to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine made this statement at a briefing at Media Center Ukraine — Ukrinform.

“The initiative (to allow) men to leave the country after making a collateral payment was received by the society in a mixed way. On the one hand, as it seems like a good mechanism, on the other hand, it means that individuals or companies that have sufficient financial resources can ensure the departure of their employees, and those who don’t cannot. Today, the position remains unchanged at the legislative level,” — Venislavskyi noted.

The People’s Deputy added that allowing students to go abroad is a very sensitive issue, which is being debated both in the Parliament and at the level of the Government.

“At the moment, there is no common position regarding the possibility of departure for students studying in foreign educational establishments. According to the statistics of the State Border Service, as soon as this idea became one of the possible options for crossing the state border, “students” aged between 40 and 60 began to appear en masse at the border. Unfortunately, there are many abuses. According to my information, some universities in Eastern Europe have even prepared to make some money by selling student id cards for USD 500-800, so that anyone could show the document allowing exit from Ukraine. Some people want to avoid serving in the Armed Forces, and the protection of our state is currently the number one priority,” — the People’s Deputy explained.

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