Advisor to the head of the Ukrainian interior Ministry Anton Gerashchenko said that he was going to submit for consideration of Verkhovna Rada a draft law banning the public wearing St. George ribbon as a symbol of Russian aggression against Ukraine ".
"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, except the cases, when the St. George ribbon used in the symbols of the orders of the veterans of the Second world war, archival, historical documents, Museum exhibits, and other similar cases, " he wrote on his own Facebook.
"in the form of responsibility will propose to introduce large fines for those who violate the law banning conspicuous wearing" Colorado ribbon. Want to publicly wear the St. George ribbon or Nazi swastika - pay, for example, 5 thousand hryvnias of a penalty (about $ 242) in the budget for the treatment of injured disabled ATO ", - said Gerashchenko, adding that if " will be the Second time - I will offer the detention up to fifteen days ". In April, Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk at the meeting of the government tried to convince in the process of festive events on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of Victory Day to withdraw from St. George ribbons in favor of the red poppy. After the change of power in Ukraine in February 2014, joining the Crimea to Russia and the start of the protests against the new government in the South-East of Ukraine St. George ribbon has become in these regions the symbol of the supporters of federalization and joining Russia. Supporters of the current Kiev authorities are ribbon negatively and often called her " Colorado ", because, in their vision, the George ribbon colors similar to the colors of the Colorado potato beetle.