The mass media "occupied" by the aggressor, Kremlin agents work in Ukraine, so we need a law on the registration of the agents of influence of the Russian Federation. President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko expressed such position during the annual speech at the parliament as 112 Ukraine reported.
"The network of the Russian agency still works in Ukraine. It takes mass media under control, breeds "independent public organizations"; they are really independent – from Ukraine and controlled by Kremlin, stirs up anti-Ukrainian, anti-European, anti-American attitudes. I support the idea of the draft law on the registration of the law on the agents of influence of the state-aggressor Russian Federation.
He expressed the conviction that this law will not influence the civilian society, media, or freedom of speech.
"I share the opinion of the chairman of the Verkhovna Rada that at the period of election the issue of the information security is one of the most important. Part of our information field is also occupied, as the part of the Ukrainian sovereign territory. I am glad, that the parliament also realizes the depth of this problem, however, someone is not interested in it," the leader noted.
Earlier Poroshenko claimed that there are a lot of people in the West who want to "gaze into Putin's soul or I do not know where else" after all aggressive actions of Russia.
Also, Poroshenko claimed about the risk of easing of anti-Russian sanctions during his speech at the Verkhovna Rada.