A bill No.9275 on the protection of the information space was registered in Ukraine’s Parliament. Ivan Vinnyk, a people’s deputy from Petro Poroshenko Bloc, Secretary of the Defence Committee, is the author of the bill.
The bill proposes to extend the concept of “funding and other ways of facilitation of terrorism” of the counter-terrorism law. In particular, to specify that it is also about the informational support of the terrorist organizations or illegal armed formations. Therefore, production and distribution of the information which positively covers occupation of Ukrainian territories and armed aggression against Ukraine is a service to terrorism.
In addition, the bill provides that only Ukraine’s Parliament can offer the National Security and Defence Council to impose sanctions against “mass media, broadcast, television and radio organizations and other subjects of informational activity in television and radio sector, their founders, beneficiaries, who are Ukraine’s residents”.
Earlier, on October 4, the Parliament urged the National Security and Defence Council to impose sanctions against 112 Ukraine and NewsOne TV channels. In particular, to cancel the licenses and prohibit from using Ukrainian radio-frequency resource.