Ukraine: Zelensky signs decree banning soldiers from gambling online

Ukraine: Zelensky signs decree banning soldiers from gambling online

Article brief provided by The Kyiv Independent
  • Kateryna Denisova, The Kyiv Independent
April 21, 2024 10:00 AM
  • Kateryna Denisova, The Kyiv Independent

President Volodymyr Zelensky signed on April 20 a decree on counteracting the negative effects of online gambling, which proposes to ban it for the military until the end of martial law.

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Zelensky supported the National Security and Defense Council’s decision after he had announced that the government was preparing to tighten control over the online gambling industry in Ukraine.

The negative social impacts of gambling are increasingly becoming a topic of public discussion, after a petition demanding restrictions on online gambling passed the threshold for presidential consideration.

Zelensky tasked the government to define restrictions on all forms of gambling advertising, focusing on the ads using the symbols of Ukraine’s Armed Forces and other military formations.