Also this year May 9 to be set as remembrance day of Ukrainian war victims

  • 2023-04-20
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - Saeima today handed over to commissions a bill prepared by the United List, setting May 9, 2023, as the day for remembering victims of the war in Ukraine.

The decision involved requirement for flying national flags with black ribbons, restricting public events that are not related with remembering victims and banning use of fireworks.

The United List lawmakers reminded that on February 24, 2022, Russia unleashed a full-scale war in Ukraine, threatening Ukraine's territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence.

Politicians propose a law, setting May 9, 2022, as a remembrance day, honoring the people who have suffered and died in Ukraine as a result of Russia's military aggression.

State and municipal institutions on this day do not organize public entertainment or festive events, and local government do not authorize any public events on this day.

Local government may make decisions on banning meetings, rallies or pickets unless they are in line with the character of the remembrance day.

The bill would lose force on May 11.