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 Opposition bloc abstains as Rada voted on penalties to persons wearing St. George's ribbons

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted a law allowing to fine persons for the manufacture and demonstration of St. George's ribbons, a symbol of everything Russian.

As reported by the parliamentary correspondent for Censor.NET, the bill was supported by 238 MPs while 12 lawmakers voted against.

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Ukrainian parliament adopted the law on amending Ukraine's Administrative Offenses Code to ban the manufacture and popularization of the St. George's (Guards) ribbon.

The law amends the Administrative Offenses Code of Ukraine by adding the new article No. 1723 "Manufacture and popularization of the St. George's (Guards) ribbon" which provides for administrative sanctions for the public use, demonstration or wearing of St. George's (Guards) ribbon or its image, except for the use of the mentioned symbol in cases provided by part 3 of article 4 of the Law of Ukraine "On the condemnation of the communist and national-socialist (nazi) totalitarian regimes in Ukraine and the prohibition to popularize their symbols."

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The draft law was registered under No. 2987.
 
 
 
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