What are the legal and security issues with wild camping in Ukrainian mountains?
First of all: is it legal? I've heard, that many groups camp in mountains, including camp fires, and have never had any problems with it. But in some regions, such as Chornochora, there is a national park, where camping is allowed only in selected places, and there are not many of them. However, I've also heard of big difference between written law and the practice. So, the camp wardens can try to extort bribes etc. even if you are not breaking the law…
Second, is there the real danger of being attacked or robbed? Can the camp or the rucksacks be left unattented for a few hours?
Third: in case of emergency, is it possible to get help from emergency teams?