Kyiv issues ban on swastika-like ‘Z’ symbol as new bill outlaws use of Russian propaganda sign

A bill banning use of symbols of the Russian invasion has been passed in Ukraine.

The letters ‘Z’ and ‘V’, which are now prohibited, have widely been used to show support for the Kremlin’s actions.

The letters were initially used to mark Russian military vehicles.

They were later projected on the side of buildings in Moscow, printed on clothing and promoted by Russian athletes.

Ukrainians have described ‘Z’ as the swastika of the current war.

The symbols will still be permitted in Ukraine’s museums, libraries, scientific works and textbooks, the BBC monitoring service reported.