The Rada registered a bill to ban pro-Russian parties in Ukraine

The document deals with new grounds for restricting the creation and activities of political parties.

The Rada registered a draft law on the prohibition of pro-Russian parties / photo from UNIANThe Rada registered a draft law on the prohibition of pro-Russian parties / photo from UNIAN

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has registered a bill to ban pro-Russian parties in Ukraine.

We are talking about a draft law on amendments to some legislative acts of Ukraine regarding the ban on political parties ( No. 7172-1 ), the text of which is posted on the website of the parliament.

As People’s Deputy from “SN” Elena Shulyak noted in her Telegram channel , today BP received the relevant bill, which was developed jointly by the deputies and the Ministry of Justice.

“It’s about the procedure and consequences of the ban on pro-Russian parties,” she explained.READ ALSO:

Thus, the draft law, in particular, states that the formation and activities of political parties are prohibited if their program goals or actions are aimed at justifying, recognizing as lawful, denying armed aggression against Ukraine, including by presenting the armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine as internal conflict, civil conflict, civil war, denial of the temporary occupation of part of the territory of Ukraine.

The list of such restrictions also includes justifications for actions and inactions of persons who carried out or are carrying out armed aggression against Ukraine, representatives of Russian armed formations, other illegal armed formations, gangs and groups of mercenaries created and / or subordinated, and / or controlled and / or financed by Russia, as well as representatives of the occupation administration, which is made up of its state bodies and other structures functionally responsible for managing the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine, and representatives of self-proclaimed bodies controlled by Russia that have usurped the performance of power functions in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine, including by defining them as “rebels”, “militias”, “polite people”.

In addition, the draft law establishes that, under martial law, administrative cases on the banning of a political party as a court of first instance are within the jurisdiction of the administrative court of appeal in the appellate district, which includes the city of Lviv.

The court of appeal in a party ban case is the Supreme Court, composed of a panel of the Administrative Court of Cassation, consisting of at least five judges. The judgment of the Supreme Court in such cases is final and not subject to cassation appeal.

Also, the maximum period for consideration of an administrative case on a ban on a party in the court of first instance after the opening of proceedings in the case is one month.

(C)UNIAN 2022

The court of appeal must consider the case within a month after the opening of the appeal proceedings.

In the event of a ban by the court of the party, the property, funds and other assets of the party and its structural formations become the property of the state, as noted in the court decision.


  1. I understand the emotional response but I’m a 1st amendment guy and don’t like the government restricting speech. It’s a slippery slope. IMHO.

    • I agree but things are a little different when a couple of big chunks of your country are being occupied. Years ago Ukraine made it illegal to accept foreign money in elections but of course the Moskali found a way around that. This seems to be the next step. The US has traitors in Congress but not to the extent of Ukraine.

    • I understand your reluctance, but when you have parties that are nothing more than a 5th column, the party can not be tolerated. Imagine Medvedchuk as President. How long do you think the country would survive with him in charge?

    • Same here. If Ukraine is predominantly pro-western then there is no need to ban parties opposed to such course. We cannot say the crimean referendum was void and at the same time ban all opposition to a westernized Ukraine. The people must be able to raise their voices freely, without any banned media or parties.

  2. You guys are absolutely correct in your comments. Not living in Ukraine it’s perhaps unfair for me to opine. I think about the US in WW2 when Germany had a fifth column operating in the US many times out in the open. Then following the war in the 50s when the communists were doing their thing. By putting these organizations in the light the cockroaches will run.

    But all that said, I think it’s unfair for me to opine as I’m not living it. All I can do is offer an alternative view.

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