The deputy from the party “Opposition Platform – For Life” Nestor Shufrich introduced a bill to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on the lifting of the ban on St. George ribbons. The document is published on the website of the Rada.
He proposed that the law “On Amendments to the Code of Ukraine on Administrative Offenses Regarding the Prohibition of Production and Propaganda of the St. George (Guard) Ribbon” be invalidated.
Poroshenko signed a law banning St. George’s ribbon in Ukraine
In June 2017, the then President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed a law prohibiting the production and promotion of St. George ribbons in the country. Poroshenko said that they are a symbol of “aggression against Ukraine in 2014-2017,” and not World War II.
Public demonstration, use and wearing of this symbol or its image is punishable by a fine with confiscation of the ribbon or objects on which it is depicted, and for repeated violation – up to 15 days of arrest.