Ukraine’s parliament has banned Russian music from being broadcast in public places and in the country’s media, declaring it illegal.

A statement on Ukraine’s official website said that the Ukrainian parliament (Verkhovna Rada) had declared Russian music illegal and banned the broadcasting of Russian music in public places and in the media.

According to RADA member Yaroslav Zeliznyak, 306 out of 450 members of parliament supported the move.

“Parliament has also banned the import and distribution of books and other publications from the Russian Federation, its territories and Belarus,” he added. Approved legislation amends many existing laws, including culture, cinematography, television, radio broadcasting, touring events in Ukraine, and more.

According to the bill’s explanatory note, the law bans public performances, public exhibitions, public demonstrations, public use of phonograms, videos and music videos of singers who became citizens of the invading state after 1991 for a complete and indefinite period. ۔

At the same time, it has been made clear that the sanctions will not apply to Russian musicians who publicly abandoned the Moscow military operation in Ukraine and thus added them to the “blacklist” of artists. can go. The list will be compiled by the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine and will be updated regularly.