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In Ukraine denying Russian aggression can lead up to 5 years of imprisonment
15:30, 5 December 2017
In Ukraine denying Russian aggression can lead up to 5 years of imprisonment

Internal Ministry board member Anton Herashchenko said he wanted to protect the information space from separatism

15:30, 5 December 2017

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People's deputy, member of the board of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Anton Herashchenko is going to register a bill on amendment of the Criminal Code, which proposes criminal responsibility up to 5 years for denying the fact of Russian aggression. This was reported by Herashchenko in Facebook.

"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 wrote.

Herashchenko added that now speeches that deny the fact of Russian aggression are not punishable by the law.

Related: SBU to question mayor of Lviv about separatist map at security forum

As it was reported earlier a criminal case was opened against People's Deputy from the Opposition Bloc Party Yevhen Balitsky, who on air 112 Ukraine TV channel expressed opinion about the possibility of separation from Ukraine of the territory of his district.

Earlier, People's Deputy Yevhen Balitsky threatened to leave for Russia with "his territories". It is reported that information on the signs of encroachment on the territorial integrity of Ukraine in statements of the People's Deputy Balitsky on air of 112 Ukraine TV channel was entered to the Unified Register of pre-trial investigations.

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