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Ukraine enforces law banning fireworks and firecrackers

Ukraine enforces law banning fireworks and firecrackers Photo: Law banning salutes, fireworks and firecrackers came into force in Ukraine (

In Ukraine, today, November 6, the law prohibiting the use and distribution of most salutes, fireworks, and firecrackers came into force, reports Yevhenia Kravchuk, MP, deputy head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Humanitarian and Information Policy.

This draft law was initiated by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during the period of martial law in Ukraine. The document was also approved by Rada in April and signed by the head of state in May.

At the same time, regulations prohibiting the use and sale of fireworks, including fireworks and firecrackers (except fireworks of the F1 class, which have a very low level of danger and a negligible noise level not exceeding 60 dB) came into force.

And in six months, i.e. from today, the regulations on noise reduction came into force.

What exactly is banned now

  • Since November 6, the use of fireworks (pyrotechnic products intended for use during entertainment events) of classes F2, F3, and F4 is prohibited in Ukraine;
  • sale and/or transfer in any way of fireworks of classes F2, F3, F4;
  • sale and/or transfer in any way of F1 class fireworks to persons under 16 years of age.

Punishment for violators

In Ukraine during martial law, both administrative and criminal sanctions are applied to violators of the ban on the use of salutes, fireworks, and firecrackers.

So, for example, recently in Chernihiv, a drunk couple set off fireworks, and now they face 5 years in prison.

And on August 24, on Independence Day, in Kyiv, a man launched a salute from a high-rise building, and then, after being detained, shocked the law enforcement officers with his excuses.