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Ukraine trolls Russia by including Crimea on its Euro 2020 soccer jersey

Summary List PlacementRussian officials are angry with Ukraine's new national soccer jerseys, which feature a map of the country that includes Crimea. Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine in 2014. While Russia now considers the peninsula to be part of its territory, it's still recognized as part of Ukraine...

A picture taken on June 6, 2021 shows a EURO 2020 jersey of the Ukrainian national football team. - Ukraine provoked Moscow's ire on June 6, 2021 as its football federation unveiled Euro 2020 uniforms that feature Russian-annexed Crimea and nationalist slogans.

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Russian officials are angry with Ukraine’s new national soccer jerseys, which feature a map of the country that includes Crimea.

Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine in 2014. While Russia now considers the peninsula to be part of its territory, it’s still recognized as part of Ukraine internationally.

The soccer jersey was unveiled on Sunday, days before the start of the 2020 UEFA European Football Championship, which was delayed by COVID-19.

Along with including Crimea, the jersey also features the patriotic slogan “Glory to Ukraine,” which was used during protests against Ukraine’s former pro-Russia president.

Russian parliamentary deputy Dmitry Svishchev called the jerseys “a political provocation,” according to a translation of Russian news agency RIA from Reuters.

In a Facebook post revealing the new jerseys, Andrii Pavelko, the head of Football Ukraine, said he hoped the jerseys would “give strength to the players,” The Guardian reported.

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