The lack of interest in another bill,
fighting terrorism, is particularly baffling given its authorship. It is the
latest legislative offering from Vitaly Zhuravsky, whose attempt last year to
recriminalize libel led to a major journalist campaign within Ukraine and
expressions of concern from the international community.
Zhuravsky has now turned his attention to
the “fight against terrorism” with his bill № 2219а registered
at the same time as Oliynyk’s. It has passed almost unnoticed, as have a
number of earlier moves extending the powers of the authorities without any
clear understanding of who it is that they are fighting.