The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has registered a draft law, authored by the Speaker Andrii Parubii, the people’s deputies Victoria Siumar and Maria Ionova, who proposed to criminalize the non-recognition of the annexed Crimea and certain areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts (CADLO), the Radio Freedom reports.
The authors of the bill propose to change Part 1 of Article 110 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, and submit it as follows:
“Deliberate acts committed to redraw the borders of the territory or Ukraine’s state border in violation of the procedure established by the Constitution of Ukraine, as well as public appeals or spreading materials calling for such actions, deliberate non-recognition of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, certain districts, cities, towns and villages of Donetsk and Luhansk regions as the territory of Ukraine shall be punished by imprisonment for a period of three to five years with confiscation of property or without it.”
The bill was registered on July 5, and entered the committee on July 8. The next day it was provided to the deputies for being reviewed.