The article lays out certain aspects that are being investigated within the framework of the research work “Development of a methodology for conducting military forensic assessments of the actions of officials (leaders, commanders, chiefs) of counter-terrorism entities during an anti-terrorist operation” based on the analysis of the structure of the forensic expert methodology, as well as their differences from the evaluation of the actions of the same persons during the operation of the united forces in repelling armed aggression of the Russian Federation.
Thus, research of certain aspects of the evaluation of the actions of officials (leaders, commanders, chiefs, other military personnel) of the anti-terrorist operation and the actions of the same persons during the operation of the united forces, indicates differences in international and national legislative, other regulatory regulation of their activities. In particular, in various state-authorized bodies of the state security and defense sector, forces and means that were used (are used) during the operation, management of the operation, goals, objectives, functions, planning, provision and organization of its implementation, use as directed by personnel military units, the legality of using weapons, etc.
At the same time, the conducted studies provide the basis for understanding the need to further improve the legal regulation of operations by forces and means of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the Security Service of Ukraine, other bodies of the security and defense sector and searching and providing answers to questions that arise in modern conditions administration of justice, including in the course of conducting forensic military examinations.
Key words: anti-terrorist operation, operation of the combined forces to repulse the armed aggression of the Russian Federation, forensic military examination, military official.