Poroshenko signs decommunization law

Poroshenko signs decommunization law | Русская весна

Ukraine’s President Pyotr Poroshenko has signed a law condemning the communist and Nazi totalitarian regimes in Ukraine and prohibiting propaganda of their symbols, the press service of the Ukrainian head of state said on Friday.

Earlier, this fact was announced by Poroshenko’s press secretary Svyatoslav Tsegolko on his Twitter account. Apart from that, the Ukrainian president also signed the laws on access to archives of the agencies of repression of the communist totalitarian regime for of 1917-1991, on the perpetuation of the victory over Nazism in World War Two of 1939-1945, and on the legal status of the memory of fighters for Ukraine’s independence in the 20th century.

"The documents outlaw Soviet symbols, condemns the communist regime, opens access to the archives of Soviet security services and recognize Ukraine’s Insurgent Army (UPA) and other organizations as fighters for Ukraine’s independence.

The laws were passed by the Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian parliament) by the majority of votes.

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