Ukraine Introduced Law Prohibiting Cooperation With Russia

President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, has signed a law on collaboration, which implies criminal liability for cooperation with Russia. This was announced on March 15 by the First Deputy Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Alexander Kornienko. 

Picture: Kaluga regional website

“The law on collaboration has been signed by the President of Ukraine and will be published,” Kornienko said on the Ukraine 24 TV channel.

According to Kornienko, for cooperation with the “aggressor state”, imprisonment for up to 15 years is expected. The amendments also make it possible to close political parties and legal entities associated with convicts under the law on collaboration.

He added that about 20 deputies of the Ukrainian parliament who left the country after the start of the Russian special operation in Ukraine should be sentenced for cooperation with Russia for the maximum period provided for by the new law.

Also, persons convicted of collaboration are prohibited from being members of election commissions, official observers, representatives of a candidate for the post of President of Ukraine in the Central Election Commission, proxies of a candidate for the post of President of Ukraine, candidates for local elections, etc.

A day earlier, it was reported that Ukraine banned the import and distribution of all books from Russia. The decision was made in order to “prevent the cultural and informational influence of Russia on Ukrainians.”

Ru-Main, 16.03.2022
Source: Izvestia 

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