Rada offers to restrict rights of citizens to travel to Russia

20:30, 09 October 2017
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The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has registered a draft law on the introduction of a temporary restriction of the right of citizens of Ukraine to travel to the territory aggressor state, which is Russia.

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The bill’s authors are people's deputies from the Bloc of Petro Poroshenko Andriy Nemyrovsky and Andriy Shynkovych, as well as an independent deputy Andriy Denysenko.

As reported by UNIAN, on October 6, the press center of the Security Service of Ukraine reported that the agency’s legal team had drafted a bill on limiting visits to the Russian Federation of Ukraine’s politicians, officials, representatives of local governments, and the country’s public figures.

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"The draft law, in particular, provides for the criminal liability of officials for visiting Russia with the aim of undermining Ukraine's national interests. The relevant article is proposed to be added to the Criminal Code of Ukraine," the SBU press service said, adding that, given the bill’s public importance, the agency is open to professional proposals for its improvement. Before submitting the bill to one the subjects of the legislative initiative, the draft law is thus being offered for public discussion.

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