MOSCOW, may 10 — RIA Novosti. Deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, one of the leaders of the party “For life” Nestor Shufrych expressed protest against the ban on the St. George’s ribbon and laid to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier flowers tied with black and orange ribbons separately.
The politician said that the Ukrainians have no right to abandon the symbols of victory, so he bandaged a bouquet of carnations own variation of the St. George ribbon.
“I protested about the ban St. George ribbon. I believe that we have no right to abandon the symbols of victory. One of the bouquets of carnations, which I have today laid upon the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, was tied with black and orange ribbons separately. That is, I respected the law, against which I spoke strongly, but nobody will forbid to tie a bouquet of flowers to the St. George’s ribbon”, the parliamentarian said on air of TV channel NewsOne.
In Ukraine, 15 June 2017 entered into force the law “On the prohibition of the manufacture and propaganda” St. George ribbon. According to the law, public use, display or wearing a St. George ribbon or its image shall entail imposing a fine from 50 to 150 non-taxable minimum incomes of citizens (from 850 to 2550 thousand hryvnias — from 32 to 97 USD) with confiscation of the tape or objects containing the image. The second violation increases the fines and threatened with administrative arrest for up to 15 days.