Rada considered prohibiting sale and use of fireworks and firecrackers

16 August, 06:02 PM
Ukraine’s parliament considered prohibiting sale and use of fireworks and firecrackers (Photo:NV)

Ukraine’s parliament considered prohibiting sale and use of fireworks and firecrackers (Photo:NV)

Ukraine’s parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, has adopted at first reading a bill to tighten restrictions on the use and sale of pyrotechnic products, reads an update on the parliament's site posted on Aug 16.

The basic bill was supported by 250 deputies, while 32 abstained, 66 did not vote, and 0 voted against.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy asked that the parliament consider a ban on fireworks during the war, but deputies believe that the ban could be kept in place even after the war.

The authors of the document point out that the sounds and light from pyrotechnics harm the psychological health of people during the war, since such sounds are similar to explosions from missiles, shelling and bombs.

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According to the bill, the ban will affect the use of any fireworks and firecrackers, as well as any events that use pyrotechnics and explosives. Exceptions are suggested for:

  • the T1 and T2 stage pyrotechnics, class F1 fireworks with a low level of danger and a noise level not exceeding 60 decibels;
  • the use of pyrotechnics by the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the National Police, and rescuers in accordance with the legislation of Ukraine.

It will also be prohibited to sell any fireworks, including those with a noise level of up to 60 decibels.

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