“11 Political Parties in [Ukraine] That Are Linked to Russia Will Be Banned”

The Hill, Olafimihan Oshin reports on the Washington Post.

“Given the full-scale war waged by the Russian Federation and the ties of some political structures with this state, any activity of a number of political parties during the martial law is suspended,” Zelensky said during his address….

The 11 banned parties included the Opposition Platform-For Life, Shariy Party, Nashi, Opposition Bloc, Left Opposition, Union of Left Forces, State, Progressive Socialist Party of Ukraine, Socialist Party of Ukraine, Socialists Party and Volodymyr Saldo Bloc, according to Axios.

It was widely covered at that time so I didn’t mention it. However, Russia has placed strict speech restrictions on me, with up to 15 year imprisonment for calling Russia’s invasion of Ukraine “war” or “invasion.”