Individuals with firearms won't have access to parliament, government, president's office – law
Individuals with weapons and ammunition will not be let in government buildings, namely those of the parliament, the Cabinet of Ministers and the presidential administration.
Some 263 lawmakers on Tuesday voted for bill No. 8155 on amendments to the law on state protection of government agencies and senior officials in Ukraine, an UNIAN correspondent said.
Under the draft law, persons carrying bladed weapons or firearms (except for personnel engaged in state protection of government buildings), as well as persons with explosives, explosive devices, ammunition of all types and samples, training or simulation ammunition, flammable liquids or solids, pyrotechnical devices should not have access to the buildings housing the parliament, the presidential administration, the Cabinet of Ministers, as well as the buildings where other state officials under state protection work.
Personnel of the State Security Department have the right to demand that citizens comply with the security rules established at the sites under state protection. Otherwise they will not have access to the buildings where the parliament, president, the government work.
Poisonous and toxic substances were removed from the list amid the consideration of the bill.
The law shall come into force from the date of its publication.
Prior to the voting on the bill, Parliament Speaker Andriy Parubiy announced that special equipment would be installed at some entrances of the parliament's building on the following day.