Aleksey Pushkov, the head of the Federation Council Commission on Information Policy, commented on the decision of the Football Federation of Ukraine to put the contour of Crimea on the uniform of the national team and with the inscription “Glory to Ukraine! Glory to the heroes!”
“Ukraine has in vain decided to put the contour of Crimea on the T-shirts of its national team players. It will not help her to return Crimea. Crimea went to Ukraine by mistake and was lost by her foolishly. And now it has already been irretrievably lost for her. From Crimea there is only an outline left for Ukraine,” – wrote the senator in his Telegram channel.
Note that Ukrainian footballers will take part in the European Championship, which will be held from June 11 to July 11. Some of the matches will take place in St. Petersburg. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova called the incident a “trick”.