It’s Official! Zelenzkyy Signs Law This Weekend Banning Opposition Parties and Seizing Their Property
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky signed into law No. 7172-1 that will ban opposition parties and seize their property on Saturday. The law targets opposition parties if they deny the armed aggression against Ukraine. The law includes actions that support the Russian Federation and Republic of Belarus, the two invading countries.
The news was reported the same day GOP Senators paid him a visit in Kyiv.
The news was first published on the Ukrainian news website UKRinform.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has signed law No. 7172-1 on the introduction of amendments to certain legislative acts of Ukraine regarding a ban on the activity of political parties.
That’s according to the website of the Verkhovna Rada, Ukrinform reports.
The legislation expands the list of grounds for banning a political party through the courts. Relevant grounds are justifying, recognizing as lawful or denying armed aggression against Ukraine, including by presenting armed aggression of the Russian Federation and/or the Republic of Belarus against Ukraine as an internal conflict, civil conflict, or civil war.
It is expected that if a party is banned by the court, its property, funds and other assets become the property of the state.
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Author: Jim Hoft