Poroshenko signed bill banning production and propaganda of St.George ribbon

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Poroshenko signed bill banning production and propaganda of St.George ribbon

Censor.NET reports citing presidential website.

Earlier, Poroshenko said that St.George ribbon, which used to be a symbol of Soviet victory in WWII, is now a symbol of the aggression against Ukraine of 2014-2017.

"Russia itself has made this ribbon illegal through its policy in Ukraine," Poroshenko said on May 21. See more: Ukrainians, Bulgarians protest against Russia's Night Wolves bikers in Sofia. PHOTOS

The law amends Ukraine's Administrative Offense Code with a new article stipulating for liability for production and propaganda of St.George ribbon. Public use of the decoration will lead to a fine.

The law will come into effect the next day after its publication.