Party of Regions deputy Vadym Kolesnikov has submitted to the parliament a draft bill on amendments to the law on public order before, during and after football matches. The draft bill has been published on the official website of the parliament and provides for measures of maintaining public order during Euro-2012.

In particular, the document provides for imposition of a fine (10-20 minimal wages) or public works (40-60 hours), or correctional labour (1-2 months with allocation of 20% of the salary) or administrative arrest (up to 15 days) for chanting slogans of xenophobic, racist, anti-Semitic or any other discriminating character or for display of posters, banners, flags or other carriers, including of political character, which offend honor and dignity of officials, arbiters, rival teams, rival fans or other persons during matches.

According to the draft bill the above mentioned penalties will also be imposed for starting a fight, participation in a fight or movement between sectors of a sport facility, as well as for bringing and using pyrotechnic items on the territory of sport facilities during matches.

The draft bill also provides for allocation of premises within a sport facility for Special Forces, which can react immediately in case of public disturbance, as well as premises for temporal custody of offenders during matches.

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