Justice Ministry of Ukraine is expected to submit a bill to the Supreme Rada of Ukraine within the coming days. The bill looks to ban the communist and fascist ideologies, Justice Minister Pavel Petrenko said in an interview with the Channel 5 TV, on March 3.
“Together with parliamentarians and the Institute of National Memory, we have elaborated a bill that will be submitted to the parliament shortly. The bill bans the communist and fascist ideologies and is able to put an end to the discussions on whether or not the those ideologies that has been disintegrating Ukrainians over years have a right to exist any longer. These disputes have continued for already 23 years,” the minister said.
If passed, the bill will enable the justice ministry to cancel registration of the parties openly propagating communism or fascism. Petrenko said they will be able to ban the activity of the Communist Party of Ukraine (CPU) as the issue is pending proceedings.
To recall, on February 18, all the judges of the Kiev District Administrative Court refused to launch an action seeking prohibition of the Communist Party of Union. Earlier, on July 8, 2014, the justice ministry appealed to the court for prohibition of CPU’s activity.