Commenting on the issue regarding the compliance of lawyers practicing law in the uncontrolled territories with ethics norms, Igor Golovan noted that on the basis that the lawyer should respect the Ukrainian Constitution, the laws of Ukraine and Ukrainian law at all, should assert respect for the profession of lawyers, there are certain doubts about that the employment of lawyer positions in the “ministries” of those quasi-republics positively affects the respect of the Ukrainian Bar.

According to the rules of lawyer ethics, its official interpretation can be carried out by the congress of lawyers, as well as the Council of Advocates of Ukraine. Till now the bodies of the lawyers’ self-management have not expressed an official position on this issue.

According to the lawyer, closing eyes on existing circumstances and facts contributes to a kind of “creeping legalization” of illegal units and the recognition of the existence of a legal field in them.