Parliament adopted a law banning the use of Russian military operation symbols back in mid-April, but the president vetoed and proposed a number of amendments
The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted a law banning the use of symbols of the Russian military operation, subject to presidential amendments Volodymyr Zelensky, the parliament reports on Telegram.
For the first time, Ukrainian deputies adopted a law in mid-April. According to him, in Ukraine it is not allowed to use the letters Z and V in the context of justifying hostilities in the country. The law covers the presence of these symbols in advertising, venues for mass events, campaign materials (with the exception of campaigning against military operations on the territory of Ukraine) and any works (films, TV shows, video blogs) created after February 24, as well as on clothing or vehicles. Any other propaganda of the “Russian regime” is also prohibited. and “an act of aggression against Ukraine by the Russian Federation.”
However, Zelensky vetoed the law and proposed a number of amendments, UNIAN reports. In particular, he removed from the ban the use of symbols in museum expositions, libraries, scientific activities, historical reconstructions, textbooks and other cases, if they do not contain signs of propaganda.
In addition, the Ukrainian leader proposed to ban public associations whose goals or actions are aimed at eliminating the independence of Ukraine, changing the constitutional order by force, violating the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the state, undermining its security, illegal seizure of state power, propaganda of war.
Letters Z and V are depicted on Russian military equipment that is participating in the operation in Ukraine. The Ministry of Defense stated that these symbols mean “For Victory”, “Force V Truth” and “The task will be completed.”
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