KIEV (Sputnik) — Entities that violate the law will be subject to an administrative and economic penalty in the amount of 10 times the minimum wage (about $1,100) for each case of such distribution made for the first time, and in the amount of 50 times the minimum wage ($5,7 000) for each subsequent case, the press service of the State Committee for Television and Radio-Broadcasting of Ukraine (Derzhkomteleradio) said.
"The order of the State Committee for Television and Radio-Broadcasting of October 17, 2017 on approval of the procedure for imposing administrative and economic fines … came into force. Thus, the creation of a legal mechanism for exercising the powers of the State Committee for Television and Radio-Broadcasting, as defined by the law on restricting access to the Ukrainian market of foreign printed products of anti-Ukrainian content, has been completed," the press release, released on Tuesday, read.
In December 2016, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree to restrict access of "anti-Ukrainian content" from Russia to the Ukrainian market, in a move which is expected to give impetus to the Ukrainian market of printed matter. Starting May 14, an approval of the Derzhkomteleradio is necessary to import printed matter to Ukraine.