Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

Kyiv 01:42

Comment of Ukraine's Foreign Ministry regarding Ukrainian National Coat of Arms being put on UK Police Counter Terrorism Policing Guide

20 January 2020, 14:51

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine took note of the information in the UK media about the fact that the Ukrainian National Coat of Arms has been put onto the Counter Terrorism Policing Guide, distributed by the British law enforcement agencies.

The Coat of Arms of Ukraine originates in the Kyivan Rus times and is one of the symbols of unity of Ukrainians. It is widely used by the Ukrainian public authorities and common Ukrainians alike. Any attempt to link the Coat of Arms of Ukraine to extremism offends millions of Ukrainians at home and abroad.

We are looking forward to an official comment from the British Foreign Office and the Police. We assume it will be released soon. In case the discussed fact is confirmed, we demand that Ukrainian state symbols are removed from the document.

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