Ukraine's Zelenskiy Signs Law Banning Geographical Names Associated With Russian Aggression

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy signed a law on April 21 that prohibits naming geographical sites in Ukraine after Russian figures or historical events and dates associated with Russian aggression. The law bans toponymics that "glorify, perpetuate, promote, or symbolize" Russia or its "prominent, memorable, historical, and cultural places, cities, dates, events, and figures who carried out military aggression against Ukraine and other sovereign countries." The move is part of broader "de-Russification" efforts in Ukraine amid Moscow's brutal invasion. To read the original story by RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service, click here.