THE FIRST RULING IN FAVOR OF THE WOUNDED DEFENDER OF UKRAINE CAME INTO LEGAL FORCE
On August 11, 2016, the ruling of Popilniansky District Court to recognize the legal fact of military aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine and, consequently, the injury of Vladimir Storozhuk, the Ukrainian officer who was critically wounded on July 13, 2015, performing his military service duties in the immediate vicinity of Donetsk Airport in Donbass, came into legal force.
In 2014, Vladimir Storozhuk, Popilniansky district police officer, joined joint police detachment of Zhytomyr region and defended Ukraine in Lugansk region. In January 2015, he was called up for military service in Armed Forces of Ukraine. July 13, 2015, performing his military service in the immediate vicinity of Donetsk Airport near Peski, Donetsk region, Vladimir Storozhuk was grievously wounded.
His Honor Judge Leonid Vasiliev granted the claim drafted by the team of Sila Prava Zhytomyr legal office with the support from Evgeniy Dobriak, Sila Prava Zhytomyr regional coordinator.
The Sila Prava team, namely Vadim Severinenko, Sila Prava Executive Director, and Viktoriia Sak, Zhytomyr Legal Office Head, appeared for the defender of Ukraine.
Consequently, with the support from Sila Prava legal team, every soldier who has been wounded defending Ukraine from the military aggression of the Russian Federation is able to follow the procedure and receive compensation from the aggressor state.