Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed law No. 5114 on amendments to some laws on restricting access of foreign printed materials with anti-Ukrainian content to the Ukrainian market, adopted by the Verkhovna Rada on December 8, 2016.
According to the website of the Ukrainian parliament, on December 30, 2016 the law was “returned with the president’s signature”.
The law comes into effect on the day following the day of its publication.
At the same time, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine within three months from the date of coming into effect of the law is obliged to ensure the publication of relevant legal acts, bring its own regulations into conformity with this law and make ministries and other central executive authorities bring their normative and legal acts into compliance with this law.
On December 8, 2016 the Verkhovna Rada with 237 votes banned the distribution on the territory of Ukraine of printed materials, promoting the aggressor state, and restricted its imports to Ukraine from Russia. (Interfax/Business World Magazine)