Ukraine's Euro 2020 Football Kit Provokes Outrage In Russia

Ukraine's Euro 2020 Football Kit Provokes Outrage In Russia

A new kit for Ukraine's football team, showing a map including Russian-annexed Crimea, has provoked anger in Moscow.

Andrew H. Sweet
Andrew H. Sweet
  • Ukraine unveiled its shirt for Euro 2020, emblazoned with its borders, including Crimea, and the slogan "Glory to Ukraine!"
  • The head of the Ukrainian football association, Andriy Pavelko, revealed the kit in a video on his Facebook page days before the European Championship kicked off.
  • The front of the yellow shirt shows the contours of Ukraine in white, including Crimea and the pro-Russian separatist-controlled regions of Donetsk and Luhansk.
  • The US embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine's capital, tweeted "love the new look" with a photo of the new kit.
  • Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova criticized the kits, saying the football team had "attached Ukraine's territory to Russia's Crimea", creating the "illusion of the impossible."

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