President Vladimir Putin plays down the Ukraine shirt issue


Russian President Vladimir Putin has confirmed that he was not bothered by Ukraine’s new Euro 2020 shirt, which puts Crimea in the middle, despite its return to Russia in a landslide referendum in 2014.
The Ukrainian football team sparked outrage from the media and some personalities in Russia when it unveiled its new shirt, which shows on the front a chart of a map of Ukraine that includes the Crimea.
The Russian Federation wrote a letter to its European counterpart asking for clarification on the reason for agreeing to the symbol, which contains politically provocative elements, while Putin saw that there was nothing new in the approach taken by Ukraine, and said, “They ignore the expression of the will of the Crimeans, which is not commensurate with the understanding The nature of democracy.


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