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 Parliament Adopted the Law on Sanctions for Supporting Terrorism

The Verkhovna Rada approved a government bill number 4453a in the second reading imposing sanctions for the support and financing of terrorism in Ukraine.

244 deputies voted for the corresponding bill, Censor.NET informs.

Prime Minister Yatsenyuk being present in the Parliament congratulated the deputies with a historic decision, calling it a victory.

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According to the document, the special economic and other restrictive measures are to be applied by Ukraine in respect of a foreign state, a foreign legal entities or persons, a non-resident legal entities. The law does not concern the citizens of Ukraine.

Sanctions will be approved by the decision of the National Security and Defense Council and administered by a presidential decree, except for sanctions relating to international treaties - such decisions are made by the Verkhovna Rada.

At the same time, introducing the bill at second reading, Yatsenyuk said that the bill itself was finalized. Some controversial points such as limiting of the postal service, the termination of the TV channel broadcasting and the closing of the media had been excluded from the law.

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