07.06.2021 – 22:21
Another heated debate has erupted with Ukraine and Russia. The object of the aggravation of relations has become the new uniform of the representative of Ukraine for Euro 2020, which has in its center the map including the Crimean peninsula.
A territory that Russia claims is its own. Football Federation of Ukraine with a new design with a slogan “Glory to Ukraine”. The front of the yellow blouse shows Ukraine’s borders with white, including Crimea.
A slogan on the back reads “Glory to Ukraine!” – a patriotic applause used at the rally by protesters who ousted a pro-Moscow president, Viktor Yanukovych, in 2014.
– US Embassy Kyiv (@USEmbassyKyiv) June 7, 2021
While another slogan – “Glory to the heroes!” – is sewn on the inside of the collar of the blouse. Both of these slogans are used as official military salutes in Ukraine.
The reaction came from Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, who said that the Ukrainian national team “united the territory of Ukraine with the Russian Crimea in its new jerseys. This move in turn creates “an illusion of the impossible.”