MOSCOW — As Moscow’s soldiers continue their military campaign in Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law a measure proposing up to 15-year prison penalties for spreading “false” information on Russia’s actions overseas.

The measure, which was passed by Russia’s parliament last week, stipulates prison sentences and fines for those who broadcast “knowingly incorrect information” regarding Russian government acts overseas.

It is punishable by up to 15 years in prison if the incorrect information “had substantial effects.”

The new measure builds on a legislation introduced in March that provides for up to 15 years in prison if incorrect information about the Russian army is published.

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