The interior Ministry of Ukraine has asked to abandon St. George ribbons
Residents and guests of Ukraine requested not to use the St. George ribbon during the may holidays, especially 8 and 9 numbers.
This broadcast channel “112 Ukraine” said Advisor to the interior Minister Zoryan Shkiryak.
“Please refrain from using the banned Communist symbols. In the first place — St. George ribbons. This applies to the entire period, including 8-9 may,” he said.
Otherwise, according to Shkiryak, the form of St. George ribbon can cause “logical and objectively correct reaction of the Ukrainian patriot and citizen.”
In 2015, the law “About the condemnation of the Communist and national socialist (Nazi) totalitarian regimes in Ukraine and the prohibition of propaganda of their symbols”. 8 may in Ukraine is celebrated as a Day of remembrance and reconciliation in solidarity with the European countries, which in turn celebrated the surrender of Nazi Germany.
May 9 in Ukraine — Victory Day.
St. George ribbon — black and orange or black and yellow ribbon for the order of St. George, and the Soviet order of Glory. Since 2005 in Russia and other countries of the action “Georgievsky ribbon”, under which the Victory Day in the great Patriotic war handed out tape of the same color.
In Ukraine, the St. George ribbon is also a symbol of supporters of federalization of the country, the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics, as well as Pro-Russian activists.