"45 percent of the respondents support a ban on the "heorhievska" ribbon in Ukraine, almost 40 percent — do not support, 17 percent — undecided. The most supported the ban is in the West, among young and middle-aged people, and the voters of Svoboda [nationalist party]," the Rating Group Ukraine found out in the survey for the "Focus" magazine.
The poll was conducted among 3,000 adult Ukrainians between May 22-31.
The St. George's ribbon is a widely recognized military symbol in Russia. It is also used by civilians as a patriotic symbol and as a symbol of public support to the Russian government, particularly since 2014. The ribbon first became associated with the Victory Day celebrations in Russia in 2005.