The BBC reported on Tuesday that the Ukrainian government has banned 38 books published in Russia and considered “pro-Russia”, alleging that they spread “hate ideology” and “separatism”.
The ban includes works by Russian nationalists Alexander Dugin, Eduard Limonov and Sergei Glazyev.
BBC said the blacklist was published by the Ukrainian State Television and Radio Committee
A spokesperson at Amnesty International’s Kiev office, Bogdan Ovcharuk, condemned Ukraine’s new book ban.
“This is a very slippery slope indeed,” he told the BBC.
“It’s one thing to restrict access to texts advocating violence, but in general banning books because their authors have views deemed unacceptable to politicians in either Kiev or Moscow is deeply dangerous. Both sides need to de-escalate this ‘culture war’ as soon as possible.”