A NEW LOW: Ukraine Has Outright Banned Russian Book Imports
On December 30, 2016, coup president Pyotr Poroshenko signed a law on restricting imports of 'foreign products with anti-Ukrainian content'
Ukraine has imposed a complete ban on importing books from Russia to be in effect until April 1, 2017, Alexander Afonin, head of the Ukrainian Association of Publishers and Booksellers, said on Thursday.
"A ban was imposed on [books imports] from January 1 to April 1 until the relevant regulations and verification mechanism have been developed," he told Ukraine’s Vesti.
Meanwhile, a source at the Kharkov Customs Office said they had received "no documents banning book imports."
On December 30, 2016, Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko signed a law on restricting imports of "foreign products with anti-Ukrainian content" passed by the country’s parliament on December 8.
In 2015, Ukraine’s State Committee for Television and Radio Broadcasting imposed a ban on a number of books by Russian authors. The list included 38 publications, among them Nikolai Starikov’s "Ukraine. Chaos and Revolution - Weapons of US Dollar," Andrei Fursov’s "Cold East Wind of Russian Spring" and Eduard Limonov’s "Kiev Kaput."
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