Ukraine wants to establish responsibility for public denial of the occupation of Crimea

September 16, 2020

On Wednesday, September 16, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine registered a draft Law on Amendments to the Criminal Code of Ukraine regarding the establishment of responsibility for government officials for publicly denying the occupation of Crimea. This was reported via the website of the parliament.

The Verkhovna Rada wants to punish with imprisonment for a period of three to five years with or without confiscation of property, with the deprivation of the right to hold certain positions or engage in certain activities for a period of one to three years or without it for “public denial of the temporary occupation of a part of the territory of Ukraine by the Russian Federation, as well as for violation of the prohibitions on establishing contacts and interaction with illegal bodies (officials) created in the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine. "