Share Tweet Pocket Add to Bookmarks
You're reading: A dangerous law, indeed

Draft Law No. 9494 only speaks of some amendments to some laws however the explanatory note is more forthcoming. The president is proposing to create within the SBU [Security Service] “a counterintelligence unit for protecting the interests of the state in the sphere of information security.”

This, we are told, “should promote the concentration of forces and methods for … protecting the legitimate interests of the state and citizens’ rights in the information sphere from subversive intelligence activities of foreign security services, unlawful encroachments from organizations, groups or individuals.”

Wind blowing from a Soviet past? The president’s “initiative” is dangerously similar to the practice already seen among Ukraine’s post-Soviet neighbours, most notoriously, Belarus.

Exclusive article

Sign up or subscribe to view more articles.
See All Plans
$5.95
Monthly plan
Get unlimited article access, anytime, anywhere.

Subscribe
$60
Yearly plan
Access all the exclusive content on KyivPost.com and the complete online archive.
Subscribe
Advertisement

Add comment

Sorry, you must be logged in to post a comment.
Attention

Add a picture
Choose file
Add a quote
Attention

Are you sure you want to delete your comment?

Attention

Are you sure you want to delete all user's comments?

Attention

Are you sure you want to unapprove user's comment?

Attention

Are you sure you want to move to spam user's comment?

Attention

Are you sure you want to move to trash user's comment?

Spelling error report

The following text will be sent to our editors: