The Government approved with its resolution the proposals on the imposition of personal special economic and other restrictive measures (sanctions) against Russian publishing houses that produce and distribute the products with anti-Ukrainian content.
The draft resolution was developed by the State Committee for Television and Radio Broadcasting on implementing a commission by Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Vyacheslav Kyrylenko.
During the last three years, the State Committee for Television and Radio Broadcasting constantly monitors the system of book distribution in order to detect printed products, the content of which contradicts Ukrainian legislation. According to the results of the monitoring, there has been created a list of books in which the content is aimed at the elimination of Ukraine's independence, the promotion of violence, incitement to interethnic, racial and religious hatred, the commission of terrorist acts, and the encroachment on human rights and freedoms. As of August 15, the list included 167 editions, issued by 35 Russian publishing houses.
The purpose of the project is to protect national interests, national security, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, and its economic independence. The sanctions will apply to Russian publishing houses, whose activities result in a significant amount of anti-Ukrainian literature and is of systematic nature.
The draft provides for submission of the issue of applying personal special economic and other restrictive measures (sanctions) against certain legal entities for consideration by the Council of National Security and Defense of Ukraine.