In Ukraine on Friday, 12 January, entered into force amendments to the law concerning aggravating circumstances in the Commission of a crime.

In Ukraine strengthened the punishment for domestic violence

It is reported mediaUA , citing "Reporter", the document was published in parliamentary newspaper Voice of Ukraine.

"Committing a crime on the grounds of gender or in the presence of a child and unlawful practices against disabled man who suffers from mental disorders, in particular dementia, or intellectual disabilities, and has aggravating circumstances", - the document says.

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In addition, the crime against a spouse, former spouse, other family member or loved one also has the aggravating circumstances.

Note that most norms of this Law will come into force one year after the publication in "Golos of Ukraine", namely January 11, 2019.

We will remind, on December 7, the Parliament adopted the law on combating domestic violence. The document was supported by 237 deputies.