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Zelenskiy Bans Ukrainian Troops From Gambling Online.



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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy issued an immediate decree on April 20 banning members of the military from online gambling sites. It cited “the negative effects of gambling on the Internet” and said the ban would be in effect until martial law is over, per a decision by Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council. Ukrainian soldier Pavlo Petrychenko launched an online petition in March urging restrictions on online casinos, saying such gambling was damaging the army and Ukrainian society, and dangerously exposed personal data on troops. Petrychenko was killed in action on April 15, after which Zelenskiy prioritized the ban. To read the original story by Current Time, click here .

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