The ban of the import into Ukraine of a number of books by Russian authors is contrary to the Florence agreement on freedom of information, the decision is meaningless And may awaken the Ukrainians interest in these books, so their authors, Perhaps we could thank the Ukrainian government for such a wonderful advertising, believes the head of the presidential Council on human rights (HRC) Mikhail Fedotov. Before the State Committee for television And radio broadcasting of Ukraine has asked the fiscal service of the country to include in the list of items that are prohibited from entry into Ukraine, publications like the anti-Ukrainian contents. Fiscal service published a list of 38 books, which are forbidden to import from Russia.
"I am very sorry about the fact that in brotherly Ukraine adopting such ill-conceived And pointless decision. First, such decisions are in conflict the Florence agreement, which was concluded long ago within the framework of UNESCO, on freedom of information. Secondly, This is ridiculous in terms of the Internet. Then it would be easier, perhaps, to disconnect from the Internet And everything, " Fedotov said Fins news , explaining the initiative of the Ukrainian authorities.
This decision is just pointless And, moreover, may just be an interest in these books, he said.
"I, for example, the first time you heard the names of these books, but now, of course, I wonder what is written there. And I think the citizens of Ukraine the same way: these books have not heard, but be interested in them. For this reason, as a publicity stunt Is probably very great, And the authors of these books have to thank the Ukrainian government for such a wonderful advertising ", - said the head of the HRC.