Accreditation to ATO zone

Step 1

If a media representative has never been accredited with the Ukraine’s Security Service or was accredited over six months ago, he or she must email to presscenterssu@gmail.com with an attached scanned copy of his/her internal passport, journalist ID and a letter from the media, allowing him to enter the ATO zone (for independent journalists, such letter is not required).

or

If a media representative was accredited by the Security Service of Ukraine in the past six months, he or she can call the Department of Defense +3(044) 245-44-01 Defence Ministry Press Department to confirm his/her accreditation and arrange for a convenient date to be handed the card.

Step 2

Upon clearance by the Security Service, which is usually the next day following all the required documents (see Step 1) have been provided, a journalist can receive his/her card at the Ukraine’s Defense Ministry in Kyiv. One must send his photos (like the one in the passport) at presscardato@ukr.net, the name and surname in Ukrainian and English as well as the name of the media organisation and call the Department of Defense at +3(044) 245-44-01 Defence Ministry Press Department. Same number can be used to arrange for a convenient date to be handed the card.

(Address of the Defense Ministry: 6, Povitroflotskiy ave., Kyiv)

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A journalist can receive the card at the ATO Press Center in Kramatorsk.

Upon clearance by the Security Service, which is usually the next day following all the required documents (see Step 1) have been sent, a journalist can receive his/her card at the ATO Press Center in Kramatorsk. To that end, he or she must send his/her photos (like the one in the passport) at ato14@ukr.net and call the ATO press center in Kramatorsk at +380 986 713 040. Same number can be used to arrange for a convenient date to be handed the card in Kramatorsk.

Step 3

A media representative must report his plans for filming to ATO press officer at +380 986 713 040 before 6 pm the day before the planned day of filming (for faster access to military facilities).