Kyiv outlaws fireworks amid Joint Forces Operation in Donbas
Kyiv City Council has outlawed fireworks and the use of other pyrotechnics on the territory of the capital during the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) in the east of Ukraine.
The decision was backed by 87 council members out of the 99 registered in the session hall, an UNIAN correspondent has reported.
The decision was made in connection with the change in the format of the operation in Donbas – the completion of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) and the beginning of the Joint Forces Operation.
"The understanding that entertainment events with the use of fireworks at a time when Ukraine takes steps to ensure national security and defense, repels and deters Russian military aggression, when our compatriots continue to die defending our land from the Russian occupation forces is morally unacceptable is the reason why this decision was prepared," the document says.
Having adopted the decision, Kyiv council members introduced changes to the previous decision banning events and shows using pyrotechnics on the territory of Kyiv (of September 4, 2014), setting out the relevant paragraph in the new edition: "To establish that the decision applies at a time when Ukraine takes steps to ensure national security and defense, repels and deters Russian military aggression in Donetsk and Luhansk regions."
As UNIAN reported earlier, according to the decision of Kyiv City Council of September 4, 2014, a three-month ban on holding events and shows with the use of pyrotechnics was introduced in the capital.
On December 25, 2014, the city council extended the ban on fireworks until the completion of the ATO in Donbas.