In Kiev explained the behavior glorifying Ukraine Croatian footballer

Embassy of Ukraine in the UK on his Twitter page responded to the scandal with Croatian footballer Donahoe Vida shouted “Glory to Ukraine!” after the victory over the Russian team in the quarterfinals of the world Cup. The Embassy claim that this slogan is not nationalist.

photo: a frame from the video

The Embassy of Ukraine responded to criticism by some British media suspect Horvath Meant to be sympathetic to the nationalists. In particular, the tabloid The Sun in its submission, called the sportsman uttered the slogan of the appeal, “the Ukrainian army and nationalists who oppose Russian territorial claims to Ukraine”.

The Embassy explained that “Glory to Ukraine!” is simply a Patriotic expression, like “long live France,” “long live the Queen”, “Let Poland be Poland”. “You will call those who repeats these phrases, nationalists and Boo them?” — asks the staff of the Embassy of Ukraine in the UK.

Earlier, the Croatian press has criticized the act of the national team’s defender domagoj Vida, after the quarterfinal match against the Russians on the camera shouted “Glory to Ukraine”. Also in the video, former player of the national team of Croatia Ognjen Vukojevic says: “This is a victory for Dynamo and Ukraine”.

Later he kind of called the video a joke for friends of the Kiev team, where he continues to work his friend Vukojevic, and stated that, in his words, supposedly, there was no political motive.

Watch the video on:
“Croatian players Vida and Vukojevic has dedicated his victory Ukraine: video”


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