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The article deals with water and land relations denoted the state of the institute of sovereignty as a part of institutional process in the Ukrainian state. Non-intended use of water protection zones and coastal protective strips, their unlawful developing lead to real loss of water territory of the state. The reasons of these losses are considered an imperfect state and law sovereignty institution. Territory problems of the Ukraine on the East and in the Crimea and problem with coastal protective strips have the same origin, underdevelopment of sovereignty institute. Exactly domestic aspect of sovereignty reflects the state of justice of the Ukrainian community, its attitude to own territory and water territory in particular. Applying to history of our statehood, noted the pro-Ukrainian lands were inhabited by different peoples for a long time and were the object of attention from other states. Dissemination of Christianity on our lands made prerequisites for real statehood formation. Ukrainian sovereignty formed during a long transformation of the states from Kiev principality to the Ukrainian state of soviet period.
Аnalysis of publications regarding the state of coastal protective strips has shown a very sharp problem with the strips use. Sovereignty is considered as a determinative factor in forming of law regime of coastal protective strips. Investigation of Land and Water Codes of the Ukraine has shown, that use of power, that is sovereignty powers causes preservation of water protection zones and coastal protective strips from misuse. As a result of research has established, that misuse of coastal protective strips to be qualified as encroachment on sovereignty of the Ukrainian state.