The laws adopted on April 9, 2015, have provoked a flood of criticism from those espousing liberal and other positions, not least among whom are professional historians from Ukraine and abroad. The reaction from the laws' supporters is often nervous and overly generalized. In order to have a more substantive dialogue, it is worth separating those who affirm that such laws are entirely unnecessary or ill-timed from those who criticize only certain shortcomings of the texts, which were adopted by the Verkhovna Rada but have yet to be signed by the President. I belong to the latter group, that is to say, I agree that laws of this sort ought to have been adopted long ago. Nevertheless, I want to draw attention to certain provisions in the laws.