On July 7, Russian media reported that Ukrainian Parliament member Oksana Korchynska registered the bill №2276а that supposedly proposes to punish the use of the words “Russia” and “Rus” as the designation of the modern Russian Federation with 12 years of imprisonment.

This was reported by Lenta.ru, Vesti.ru, Moskovskiy Komsomolets, Sputniknews and others.

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Sputniknews.com

Sputniknews.com

This draft bill does exit. However, Russian media exaggerated its importance and possibility of being passed, as well as the penalty: the proposed punishment would be a fine, and not prison.

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Korchynska is a member of the populist and controversial Radical Party, headed by Oleg Lyashko.