The woman faces criminal liability for comments on the internet and helping the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
According to Free Belarus Center, the woman was fined in Ukraine for an expired passport. She has been living in Ukraine for 20 years and has a permanent residence permit.
The Belarusian was invited to the migration service in Chernivtsi, where she was immediately fined under Article 203 of the Administrative Offense Code, because her Belarusian passport had expired. Now due to Lukashenko’s decree, she can change her passport only in Belarus, where the woman may face criminal liability for comments on the internet and helping the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
Moreover, for a repeated violation under this article, she may face fine, but also a forced return order and then a ban on entry into Ukraine.
Going to Belarus is a huge risk for her and other Belarusians, as those who decided to return to Belarus to change their passports are already being arrested.