The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova called anti-democratic Kiev’s decision to ban St. George ribbon on Ukraine. His assessment she shared in Facebook on Tuesday, may 16.
According to Zakharov, this step calls into question “the fundamental possibility of any enterprises of Ukraine”. “And how, I wonder, next year Ukraine will celebrate Victory Day and to conduct a March “Immortal regiment”?” — asked the diplomat.
After the musical competition “Eurovision”, “the Kiev regime and suffered,” said the representative of the Russian foreign Ministry. She stressed that the Ukrainian authorities these problems are not solved, while “the repainting of tigers money now and then.”
On 16 may it became known that the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has banned the use of St. George ribbons in the country. For wearing or display this symbol is threatened with the penalty, and in the case of repeated violation — arrest for up to 15 days.
Speaker of the Parliament Andrei Parubiy explained that the bill was developed due to clashes in many cities of Ukraine between radicals and demonstrators gathered to celebrate the Victory.