Poroshenko signs bill banning St. George ribbons production, public use
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed a bill banning the production and public use of Saint George (Guards) ribbons and introducing administrative responsibility for this.
The Verkhovna Rada passed bill No. 2987 on amendments to the Code of Ukraine on Administrative Offenses on the ban on the production and popularization of Saint George (Guards) on May 16. The law will enter into force on the next day from its publication.
According to the bill, 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.
If these actions are carried out again within a year after being brought to administrative responsibility, they entail the imposition of a fine in the amount of from 150 to 300 non-taxable minimum incomes of citizens or administrative arrest for up to 15 days with the confiscation of Saint George (Guards) ribbons or objects with such images.
The non-taxable minimum income is now set at UAH 17.