Ukraine bans pro-Russian political parties

Volodymyr ZelenskyyPhoto: Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP

Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council has banned the work of pro-Russian political parties as long as the law of war is in place in the country.

President Volodymyr Zelensky announced the move in a video speech.

“The activities of the politicians aimed at division or conspiracy will not succeed – but will get a strong response,” Zelenskyj said, according to the newspaper Ukrainska Pravda.

Among the affected parties are the Opposition Platform – For Life and the Opposition Bloc, represented in the National Assembly.

The eleven banned parties are considered either Eurosceptic, anti-liberal, or pro-Russian. Zelensky said that the Ukrainian Ministry of Justice had been ordered to implement the Security Council’s decision.

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2 Comments on "Ukraine bans pro-Russian political parties"

  1. Zelensky has just said there will be no territorial concessions to Russia – the Crimea and East Ukraine – so unless the Russians become willing to give those back, no peace treaty.
    The Ukrainians must think they can win the war.

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