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Zelensky signs law banning production, distribution of Russian propaganda.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has signed a law banning the production and distribution of information products aimed at promoting the actions of the Russian Federation, the website of the Verkhovna Rada reports.

According to the information published in the card of the relevant bill No. 5101, the head of state signed this document on March 14.

The law prohibits justifying, recognizing as legitimate, denying the armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, including by presenting the armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine as an "internal conflict", "civil conflict", "civil war", denial of the temporary occupation of part of the territory of Ukraine.

At the same time, it is prohibited to glorify persons committing Russia’s armed aggression against Ukraine, representatives of both the armed formations of the Russian Federation and armed gangs and groups of mercenaries, including by defining them as "rebels", "militias", "polite military people".

The law also provides for the possibility to stop the activities in Ukraine of parties, religious and public organizations engaged in war propaganda or justifying the actions of the aggressor country. According to the decision of the court, their activities may be terminated.

As reported, on March 3, the Verkhovna Rada adopted bill No. 5101 at the first and at the second reading.

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