Showing the “Z” symbol of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and Germany is punishable

The ban does not imply any use of the letter “Z”, but only in connection with the war in Ukraine.

Many unique German landlords are moving in this direction

, Especially the city-state of Berlin, Bavaria, the Lower Saxony, the Schellswick-Holstein. The legal basis for the ban would be Article 140 of the Penal Code, which carries a maximum sentence of three years in prison if convicted of a specific offense.

Originally used to indicate the entry of Russian tanks into Ukraine, the letter “Z” – considered “za pobedu” (meaning “for victory”) – was adopted by the Russians as a propaganda symbol for endorsing the invasion.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba has called on other countries to follow Germany’s example.

With a Twitter post: “Z means Russian war crimes, bombing cities, thousands of Ukrainians killed. Public support for this barbarism must be banned.”



, Is considering banning the logo in other countries. If approved, the offenders will be fined up to 500 euros.

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