Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky signed a law banning fireworks, as well as late-night music and weekend home repairs. Parliament passed the law in April, RBC-Ukraine reported on Wednesday.
The law prohibits the use and sale of fireworks, in particular fireworks and firecrackers (with the exception of class F1 fireworks, which present a very low danger and a sound level not not exceeding 60 decibels). In addition, regulations on noise reduction will come into force in Ukraine in six months.
Executive or local authorities, businesses, institutions and citizens will be required to take measures to ensure that noise levels are not exceeded in and around residential buildings, healthcare, educational establishments , cultural, hotels, catering establishments, parks and elsewhere.
Also in these facilities from 10 p.m. until 8 a.m. loud singing and shouting, the use of sound-emitting equipment and other sources of household noise are prohibited. From 9:00 p.m. until 8:00 a.m. it will be forbidden to carry out noisy repair work, as well as on holidays and non-working days – 24 hours a day, by law.
“RBC-Ukraine” recalls that President V. Zelensky already last summer asked the Cabinet of Ministers to consider the possibility of banning firecrackers and fireworks during martial law, arguing that the sound that they cause stress and discomfort to people.
Source: The Delfi