President signs law banning St. George ribbon

President signs law banning St. George ribbon

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed a law banning the production and distribution of the St. George (Guards) ribbon.

This has been reported by the press service of the Head of State.

"President Petro Poroshenko has signed the law of Ukraine on amendments to the Code of Ukraine on Administrative Offenses regarding the ban on the production and distribution of the so-called St. George (Guards) ribbon. The law was adopted by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on May 16, 2017," the statement said.

According to the law, public use, demonstration or wearing of such ribbons or their images entail a fine in the amount of from 50 to 150 non-taxable minimum incomes of citizens with confiscation of Saint George (Guards) ribbons or objects with such images.

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