Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba, reacting to the actions of the police, said that “Berlin made a mistake by banning Ukrainian symbols.”
Today, May 8, in Berlin, during a commemorative event marking the end of World War II in Europe, the local police rolled up a large Ukrainian flag, which was unfurled by a group of Ukrainian activists.
The details of the incident were reported by the participant of the action in Berlin, Ukrainian activist Oleksandr Snidalov on the air of the informational telethon .
He noted that the Ukrainian petition to the Berlin Senate to ban Russian symbols during events marking the Day of the End of World War II in Europe was successful.
“Russian symbols were banned, but at the same time, the use of the Ukrainian flag on the territory of memorials was also banned. This is justice in German, where they are trying to show detachment and ensure all rights. In fact, it turned into a farce,” Snidalov said.
The Ukrainian activist said that the protesters in Berlin brought and unfurled a thirty-meter Ukrainian flag to the memorial to those who died in World War II. However, the flag seemed to the Berlin police to be very large in size and they asked to roll up the flag.
“We refused to roll up the Ukrainian flag and explained that our soldiers are now fighting for the freedom of Ukraine under this symbol. The police had to do it on their own, but a large number of people saw the Ukrainian symbol of independence,” Snidalov stressed.
The Ukrainian activist added that the Russians are very painfully experiencing the ban on Russian symbols in Berlin during events marking the end of World War II in Europe.
“We have information that for tomorrow, May 9, the Russians are preparing various actions. They want to put on St. George ribbons and conduct their Immortal Regiment. But we are ready for any provocatio