St. George's ribbon banned in Ukraine

St. George's ribbon banned in Ukraine

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko signed into force the bill banning the use of St. George's ribbons in Ukraine on Monday.

"Signed the law banning St. George ribbons. Since it is not a symbol of the World War II, it is a symbol of aggression against Ukraine in 2014-2017," Poroshenko said on Twitter.

The bill was passed by the Ukrainian parliament in May and introduced administrative punishment, including fines and arrests, for manufacturing and wearing of St. George's ribbons in Ukraine.

In line with the legislation, the use of the ribbon in public will be fined by a sum ranging from $32 to $97. If such actions are repeated within a year, the individual will be punished by a sum ranging from $97 to $190 or arrested for 15 days.

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