Russia may be jailed for four years for wearing a new uniform of the Ukrainian national football team
Lawyer Igor Bushmanov said that Russia could be imprisoned for four years for wearing a new uniform for the Ukrainian national football team , in which she will play at Euro 2020 in the summer of 2021.
In a comment to Sport24, he noted that if someone puts on this T-shirt on the territory of the Russian Federation, then such actions can be regarded as separatism in accordance with Article 280.1. Of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation – public calls for the implementation of activities aimed at violating the territorial integrity of the Russian Federation.
“ If a person commits such actions for the first time, then he can be brought to administrative responsibility. If the violation is re-recorded, then there is criminal responsibility, up to four years in prison, ”Bushmanov added.
According to him, if such actions were committed using the media or, for example, a personal blog, then the term of criminal liability will increase to five years.
“ In simple terms, fans should not wear this jersey of the Ukrainian national team on the territory of the Russian Federation. Otherwise, they can be brought to administrative responsibility, and in case of a repeated offense – to a criminal term of up to four years, ”Bushmanov summed up.
The new uniform of the Ukrainian national team was presented by the head of the country’s Football Association Andriy Pavelko on Facebook.
“ Its main attribute will be a talisman and symbol dear to the heart of every Ukrainian. This is the most valuable contour of our country for all of us. A united and indivisible homeland with Crimea, Donetsk, Lugansk, Kiev, my native Dnieper, Lvov, Odessa and all cities and villages, where the main melody from childhood is the melody of the national anthem. Where on “Glory to Ukraine!” They answer with the slogan “Glory to the heroes!”, Which will now also appear on the uniform and will inspire our players to new victories, ”Pavelko described the new outfit.
The uniform caused a violent reaction in Russia , where State Duma deputies called for a ban on its use at Euro 2020.
Later , UEFA reported that the form was developed in accordance with the requirements of the organization and without any violations.Thereafter in the Russian State Duma criticized the statement of UEFA and called the organization’s actions a mistake.
According to media reports, the Russian national football team may refuse to participate in the European Championship 2020 in protest against the new form of the national team of Ukraine.
The coach of the Ukrainian national team Andriy Shevchenko has already stated that he is not interested in the reaction from Russia , but the reaction of the Ukrainian fans is important for him.