Zelensky Bans Opposition Parties in Ukraine

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Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky banned Ukraine’s main opposition party and ten others by decree. The parties have been considered Eurosceptic, anti-liberal, or pro-Russian by Zelensky’s government. The current government previously put Platform for Life party leader Viktor Medvedchuk under house arrest in May 2021 over accusations that he committed high treason. Meanwhile, in Russia, thousands are reportedly being arrested by the country’s police for protesting against the war and people spreading what the state deems “fake” information are threatened with significant prison sentences.