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 Communist Party may be prohibited under the law of decommunisation, - Justice Minister Petrenko

Minister of Justice of Ukraine Pavlo Petrenko said that the Communist Party of Ukraine may be banned due to inconsistency with the decommunisation law, according to which the Communist and Nazi symbols are prohibited in Ukraine.

He said this to journalists in Kyiv on Monday, June 22, Censor.NET reports citing Interfax-Ukraine.

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"The meeting where the statutory documents of political forces, including the Communist Party will be considered on compliance with the law on decommunisation will be held in the coming days, in fact tomorrow," Petrenko said.

He reminded that the board of the Ministry of Justice was formed according to the law on decommunisation which prohibited Communist and Nazi symbols in Ukraine, and it was authorized to provide legal conclusions on statutory documents and programs of political forces.

The minister said that the party was to bring its governing documents into consistency with the requirements of the law within a month but according to him, ''the Communist Party has not brought its charter in line with the legislation.''

When the minister was asked whether this could become a reason for the ban of the Communist Party, he said: ''It will be a decision of the board, let's wait until it is made.''

As reported earlier, the Ministry of Justice and the State Registration Service of Ukraine filed a lawsuit to the Kyiv District Administrative Court to ban the Communist Party of Ukraine in the territory of the State July 8, 2014.

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Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n341034