The uniform of the Ukrainian national football team for Euro 2020 remains politicized after changes have been made, according to the Russian Football Union (RFU). Earlier, UEFA ordered Kiev to remove the inscription “Glory to the heroes!” From the form, but did not prohibit the use of the words “Glory to Ukraine!” and maps of Ukraine with Crimea and the uncontrolled territories of Donbass.
“UEFA took into account the position of the RFU and partially satisfied our request. At the same time, we believe that even with the amendments made, the uniform of the Ukrainian national team remains politicized and creates a dangerous precedent, “the RFU communications service told Match TV.
The Kremlin did not earlier assess the form of the Ukrainian footballers. President Vladimir Putin said he was not affected by the design of the uniform.
Euro 2020 will be held from June 11 to July 11 in 11 cities. St. Petersburg will host seven matches. The Russian national team in the group stage will play with the teams of Belgium (June 12), Finland (June 16) and Denmark (June 21).