The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted a law providing for the official use of the red flag next to the national blue and yellow on May 9 and during other celebrations associated with the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945.
This initiative was supported by 260 deputies of the factions of the parliamentary majority. But the opposition has condemned the use of the red flag next to the government, calling the initiative of anti-Ukrainian.
The law "On uvekavechanni Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 (on the order of official use of copies of the Banner of Victory" treated on an abbreviated procedure that did not involve extensive discussion. Nashavkraintsy MPs tried to block the parliamentary rostrum, but the Regionals and the communists did not give it to do. Thus nashavkraintsy in protest unfurled the national flag in front of the podium, while the Communists — the red flag of victory.
According to the law, the flag of victory must be copy of the "Attack of the flag of the 150th Order of Kutuzov II degree Idrytskay Infantry Division", installed over the building of the German rayhstagu in Berlin at the end of the war in Europe.
Not NUNS faction supported the bill. MP Andrew nashavkrainets porubat said that the adoption of the law on the flag of victory is a step towards separation of Ukrainian society:
"This flag has no place in the Ukrainian state! Do you want to sow division in the society? This problem of the Kremlin, the Party of Regions and the Communists, to May 9 quarrel among themselves veterans of war and Ukrainian patriots to hang one red flag, while others tore. Do you want to split Ukraine! "
Fraction "BYT-Fatherland" has issued a statement in which he called the imposition of the association "victory = The Soviet Union»Frank cynicism on the part of the authorities. "Victory in the Second World War, won the people, not the Communist Party Soviet Union and Stalin, "- said in a statement. In "BYT-Motherland" convinced that the holidays should be used only state flag of Ukraine.