Kyiv City Council deputies at a meeting on Thursday December 25, 2014 decided to ban the use of fireworks in Kyiv until the end of the anti-terrorist operation in eastern Ukraine. A total of 87 Kyiv City Council deputies voted for this decision.
The explanatory note to this decision states that the extension of the ban on the use of fireworks is stipulated by the need to remove social tension among residents and guests of the Ukrainian capital.
“Any fireworks, even celebratory explosions, are regarded with concern and can lead to undesirable conflicts against the backdrop of the ongoing anti-terrorist operation in Donbas,” the document reads.
Earlier, Kyiv City Council deputies banned fireworks for the period of the New Year and Christmas holidays.