KIEV, August 14 (RAPSI) – The Government of Ukraine is proposing to exclude a clause that stipulates curbs on media activity or the termination of this activity, as well as a ban on publishing printed media, said Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk, RIA Novosti reports.

The Government is proposing to exclude a ban on postal service, a ban on limiting television and radio broadcasts, limiting or terminating the activity of media outlets, as well as curbs and bans on the publication of printed media and other information materials, said Yatsenyuk, while presenting the sanctions bill now being reviewed by the Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) in the second reading.
Only Ukraine’s courts have the right to make these decisions, Yatsenyuk said.

Last Friday, the Ukrainian Government approved the bill ‘On Sanctions.’ On Tuesday, the Verkhovna Rada was only able to pass the first version of the document because the deputies had many questions about it. Approval does not imply the automatic introduction of economic and restrictive measures. The bill only creates a legal framework for a declaration.

Earlier, Yatsenyuk noted that the sanctions package would be applied to those individuals and companies that have provided, or continue to provide, support, including financial support, to separatism and terrorism. The sanctions list includes 172 individuals and 65 legal entities in Russia and other countries.