The new article provides for imprisonment of up to 3 years. If the offense is committed repeatedly or by a group of persons, then the bar rises from 3 to 5 years. If similar actions are carried out using weapons, then the term of imprisonment will be from five to eight years.
The new law is accompanied by an explanatory note. It says that this legal norm will be applied to citizens of the “aggressor state”, as well as other persons acting in the interests of Russia if they cross the border without documents, with false documents, or bypassing Ukrainian checkpoints.
In theory, every Russian citizen who has visited Crimea or the republics of Donbass is subject to the law.