Zelensky signs law banning “pro-Russian” parties in Ukraine

President of Ukraine Zelensky signed a law banning “pro-Russian” parties in the country. A pro-Russian party will be considered a party that “denies aggression against Ukraine” does not recognize the “temporary occupation” of certain territories of the country or glorifies the “militia”. The court will liquidate the party. “pro-Russian” parties in Ukraine” />

Vladimir Zelensky

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky signed a law banning the activities of political parties with a “pro-Russian” position, says the page of the law on the website of the Verkhovna Rada.

The law will come into force on May 15— the day after publication. Earlier, on May 3, the draft document was approved by the Verkhovna Rada.

The Parliament’s Telegram channel explained that any political party that conducts “anti-Ukrainian activities” can be banned. The law expands the list of grounds for such a ban in court. Party activity can now be terminated if:

  • "justifies, justifies or denies the armed aggression against Ukraine";
  • calls the conflict “internal”;
  • denies “temporary occupation” parts of the country;

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