The State Committee of Television and Radio Broadcasting of Ukraine did not allow five children’s books to be imported into the country from Russia because of “propaganda of the aggressor state.”
At the end of 2016, the then president, Pyotr Poroshenko, signed a law restricting access to Ukraine of printed materials of “anti-Ukrainian content” from Russia. Now, for the import of Russian books into the country, the approval of the State Committee for Television and Radio is required.
“In particular, children’s books of the Russian ‘Prof-Press Publishing House’ with neutral titles ‘High Technologies: From Fiction to Reality’, ‘Modern Professions’, ‘Famous Animals’, which the importer wanted to distribute in Ukraine, are illustrated with images of security forces, military and military equipment of the aggressor state,” the statement says.
In addition, in the “365 Fairy Tales and Poems for Every Day” book, there is a poem that praises the Russian Armed Forces, all “protecting and saving humanity”, as well as in L. Sokolova‘s “Amazing Facts” a separate chapter is devoted to the “great Empress” Catherine II, whose greatest merits the author calls the increase of the Russian army and the “seizure of foreign territories”.
According to Goskomteleradio, almost 7.2 thousand applications have been received this year regarding Russian publishing products. The authorities issued 6,442 import permits and in 754 cases they were refused. Besides, the agency cancelled the decision in 2,226 other cases.
Source: RIA Novosti