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In Cherkasy region, fake COVID certificate found at border guard – State Border Guard Service

KYIV. Nov 26 (Interfax-Ukraine) – Employees of the Main Department of Internal and Own Security Center of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine (State Border Guard Service) found a fake COVID certificate at the border guard, the press service of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine said.

"A soldier, being on a business trip, in order to be admitted to training, provided an international certificate of vaccination/prevention to the health department of the training center. The document did not meet the established requirements, contained false and fake information," the statement says.

It is said that the incident took place in September 2021 at the Major General Ihor Momot Main Training Center of the State Border Guard Service.

"Cherkasy specialized prosecutor’s office in the military and defense sphere of Central region has completed a pretrial investigation into criminal proceedings initiated under Part 4 of Article 358 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine," the ministry’s press service noted.

The degree of punishment for the law enforcement officer will be chosen by the court.

It is also reported that according to Part 4 of Article 358 "Forgery of documents, seals, stamps and letterheads, sale or use of forged documents, seals, stamps" of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, he faces a penalty of up to 50 tax-free minimum incomes of citizens or arrest for up to six months, or restriction of freedom for up to two years.