Avakov's adviser wants to ban the wearing of Ukraine St. George ribbon
Advisor to the head of the Ukrainian interior Ministry Anton Gerashchenko going to introduce to Parliament a draft law banning the public wearing St. George ribbon as a symbol of Russian aggression against Ukraine ".
According to Gerashchenko, the exception will be those cases where the tape will be used in the symbolism of the orders of the veterans of the Second world war, the history books or Museum exhibits. "in the upcoming week I will submit to Parliament a bill to ban public use of" St. George ribbons as a symbol of Russian aggression against Ukraine ", - wrote Gerashchenko V.
in the form of retribution Gerashchenko proposes to introduce large fines for those who violate the law banning conspicuous wearing ribbons.
Ukraine In the current year, twice emphasizes the anniversary of the Victory over Nazism: may 8, Authorities have established a new holiday - Day of memory and reconciliation, and on the 9th of may is celebrated the Day of Victory. As symbol of Victory instead of the St. George ribbons in Ukraine used the red poppy. This symbol appeared in the European Union after the First world - red flowers covered the Belgian Flanders fields where the events of the bloodiest battles of the war. The authorities of Ukraine and public organizations many times agitated Residents not to wear St. George's ribbons during festive events to avoid provocations.