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Integrites Offers Pro Bono Advice to Injured Ukrainian Soldier

Integrites Offers Pro Bono Advice to Injured Ukrainian Soldier

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Integrites has provided pro bono defense representation to a soldier of the Armed Forces of Ukraine concerning criminal charges brought against him by the military command. The firm also advised the soldier's family on obtaining monetary compensation.

According to Integrites, "the client, a combatant in various regions of Ukraine in 2022-2024, received serious injuries in December 2022 near the city of Bakhmut, Donetsk region. After a complex medical treatment and long rehabilitation, he returned to the unit but, due to complications from his previous injuries, he received new ones and was unable to continue his combat mission. His refusal to return to combat positions for health reasons resulted in the initiation of an internal investigation, followed by the criminal proceedings opened against him."

The firm reports that, in February 2024, "all the charges against the client were dropped at the initial stage of the investigation. Our team also advises the client on the social security and remuneration for the servicemen, obtaining the status of a combatant, and the collection of due monetary compensation for the period of his treatment and rehabilitation." In addition, the firm is also advising the soldier's "mother regarding disbursements related to the captivity of her husband (the client's father) by Russian forces."

The Integrites team included Partner Oleksandr Onischchenko, Associate Mykola Yerema, and Paralegal Viktoriia Bondar.

Integrites at a Glance

INTEGRITES is a full-service law firm with the head office in Ukraine, office in Kazakhstan, and representative offices in Germany and the UK.

We provide legal services to companies seeking comprehensive advice on large deals and major disputes, as well as day-to-day operation. INTEGRITES is highly recommended for its cross-border work (whether sophisticated transactions or complex dispute resolution) and for the projects in energy, in particular, renewable.

Our mission is to help companies concentrate on development of their business while we take care of the legal issues. With profound industry-focused expertise, we deliver legal solutions that add value to the business of our clients and help them successfully handle legal challenges.

In 15 years INTEGRITES has served more than 1000 clients from around the globe, including Fortune 500 companies and international financial institutions. Clients in our portfolio are recognized leaders in various industries: from manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, and retail to agriculture, logistics, and renewables. Currently 80% of the companies we serve are international.

INTEGRITES has been consistently recognized by the leading international legal directories and rankings: Chambers Global/Europe, The Legal 500 EMEA, Who’s Who Legal, IFLR 1000, Best Lawyers, FT Innovative Lawyers.

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Firm's website: www.integrites.com