The Rada wants to punish officials in prison for denying the Russian occupation of Crimea - "European Solidarity"
The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has registered a bill that provides for the introduction of criminal liability for "public denial by a government official of the temporary occupation of part of the territory".
It was reported on the website of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.
Thus, deputies of the European Solidarity faction, including Akhtem Chiygoz, proposed to punish with imprisonment for a term of 3 to 5 years with or without confiscation of property for:
- public denial by a representative of the authorities of the occupation of part of the territory of Ukraine by Russia;
- dissemination of public statements to them, which directly or indirectly contain signs of recognition of the legality of Russia's occupation of the territory of Ukraine;
- support for Russia's actions in violation of international law in the form of encroachment on the territorial integrity of Ukraine;
- full or partial justification of Russia's actions aimed at the occupation of part of the territory of Ukraine.
Deputies propose to punish long terms for the same actions which will be repeated.
Besides, they want to punish from 12 to 15 years of imprisonment for violation by a government official of the ban on establishing contacts and interaction with illegal bodies (officials) established in the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine.
What is known
- On 14 of July, State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin warned Ukrainian politicians about criminal liability for calling for the return of occupied Crimea.