The Verkhovna Rada is drafting a law on criminal liability for supporting the occupation of Crimea
The head of the Permanent Delegation of the Verkhovna Rada to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, MP from the "Servant of the People" faction Elizaveta Yasko is drafting a bill that will provide for responsibility for public support for the occupation of Crimea.
Yasko told about it on air of a political talk show on the Ukraine TV channel on Friday evening.
"I want to say that it is very important that the initiative I am currently working on in parliament is a law on non-recognition of the occupation. We have a situation where Russian narratives often split our society. We have a fifth column, many people go to Moscow, publicly support the occupation of Crimea. It seems to me that in Ukraine there should be criminal liability for such public figures, who, by the way, are even in our parliament", - said Elizabeth Yasko on the TV channel "Ukraine".
She also added that "only successful Ukraine, which will defend its national interests and think not only about the past but also about the future, and tell the truth - will be able to invent an antivirus for Putin".
What is known
- On May 19, during a speech in the Ukrainian parliament, Elizaveta Yasko declared "forced relocation of the population and racial discrimination against the Crimean Tatars" in occupied Crimea. She called on all factions to "strive together to the deoccupation of Crimea."
- The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine officially announced on February 20, 2014 the beginning of the temporary occupation of Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia. The world community has declared the occupation and annexation of Crimea illegal and condemned Russia's actions. Western countries have imposed a number of economic sanctions against Russia.