15 Mar 2022 14:16

Zelensky signs legislation criminalizing collaborationism with Russia - Rada's Korniyenko

KYIV. March 15 (Interfax-Ukraine) - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has signed into law bills criminalizing collaborationism with Russia, Oleksandr Korniyenko, first deputy chairperson of the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada, said on Tuesday.

"According to my information, the legislation on collaborationism has already been signed by the president and will be published," Korniyenko said on the 1+1 television channel.

As reported earlier, the Verkhovna Rada on March 3 passed bills No. 5143 and No. 5144 on opposing collaborationism.

In particular, the bills stipulate that collaborationists would be barred from holding public office for 15 years. In the future, they would be forbidden to act as members of elections commissions, official election monitors, authorized representatives of presidential candidates at the Ukrainian Central Elections Commission, trusted agents of presidential candidates, candidates in local elections, etc.