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Ukraine’s parliament imposes punishment for denying crimes of fascism

January 16, 2014, 17:13 UTC+3 KIEV
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KIEV, January 16. /ITAR-TASS/. Ukraine’s parliament has imposed punishment for denying crimes of fascism, adopting amendments to the country’s Criminal Code.

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Under the law, public denial or justification of fascist crimes against humanity committed during World War II, in particular crimes committed by the Waffen-SS and structures subjected to it and those who fought against the Anti-Hitlerite Coalition and cooperated with fascist occupants as well as propaganda of neo-Nazi ideology, publication and distribution of materials that justified crimes of fascism and their allies would be fined from 500 to 1,000 untaxed minimum wages (from 8,500 to 17,000 hrivnas or over $1,000-$2,000) or would face up to two years in prison.

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