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Parliament to consider responsibility for denying Russian aggression in Ukraine
21:12, 5 December 2017
Parliament to consider responsibility for denying Russian aggression in Ukraine

The MPs will be able to vote for the draft bill after the respective committee comes to conclusion

21:12, 5 December 2017

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The Ukrainian Parliament included in its agenda the draft law about criminal responsibility for the denial of the ongoing Russian aggression in Ukraine. This makes voting for the bill possible – however, not before the profile committee’s conclusions.

227 MPs supported the document, which is just one more than necessary.

The bill foresees the creation of the new article of Ukraine’s Criminal Code – ‘The public denial of the fact of the Russian aggression in Ukraine’.

Earlier, Ukrainian lawmaker, member of the board of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Anton Herashchenko said he would register a bill on the amendment of the Criminal Code, which proposes criminal responsibility up to 5 years for denying the fact of Russian aggression.

"In order to protect the information space of Ukraine from the separatist ideas and use the force of the law, today I signed the bill on amending the Criminal Code of Ukraine to introduce criminal responsibility (up to 5 years of imprisonment) for public denial of the fact of military aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine. Tomorrow I will register this bill in the Verkhovna Rada and suggest adding it to the agenda," Gerashchenko posted on Facebook.

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