The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine registered a draft law, which suggests introducing criminal liability for “deliberate non-recognition” of the annexed Crimea and certain districts of Donetsk and Luhansk regions as parts of Ukraine.
According to the website of the Verkhovna Rada, the authors of the bill are Speaker Andriy Parubiy, People’s Deputies of Ukraine Viktoria Syumar and Maria Ionova. The bill was registered on July 5.
The authors of the bill propose to lay down part 1 of Article 110 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine in the following wording:
“Deliberate acts committed to change the boundaries of the territory or state border of Ukraine in violation of the procedure established by the Constitution of Ukraine, as well as public appeals or distribution of materials calling for such actions, deliberate non-recognition of the belonging of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, separate regions, cities, villages and villages of Donetsk and Luhansk regions to the territory of Ukraine, – should be punished by imprisonment for a term of three to five years, with or without the confiscation of property.”