Extended ban on Russian films in Ukraine starts today
13:33, 22 April 2016

Extended ban on Russian films in Ukraine starts today

The amendment to the law “On cinematograph” was adopted by Ukrainian parliament on March 29

13:33, 22 April 2016

Amendments to the law “On cinematograph” in Ukraine come into force on April 22. According to the amendments, broadcast of Russian movies, filmed after January 1, 2014 and demonstrated after this date, is banned.

237 Members of Ukrainian parliament voted for the bill №3359 “On amendments to the Law of Ukraine “On cinematograph” (regarding films of aggressor-state)”.

On April 20, the document was signed by President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. The law comes into force next day after its official publication in “Holos Ukrainy” (Ukarine’s Voice) newspaper. It was published on April 21.

Earlier, Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine authorized the State Film Agency to ban broadcast of films featuring actors, declared persona non grata in Ukraine.

Related: State Film Agency: Over 430 Russian films banned in Ukraine

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