Some hit at the heart of Ukrainian society – the language law, the libel law, the bill on banning homosexuality.

Others fundamentally restructure the way the country operates financially – the legislation on public procurement, the depository and clearing system law, the electronic payment system law and changes to tax legislation.

The socially focused laws are deeply divisive, and often result in both domestic and international outrage. They monopolize the media’s attention and demand a concerted effort from various business, government or other interest groups to stop them.

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