Kyiv on Sunday condemned Berlin’s “mistake” after German police confiscated a large Ukrainian flag displayed by demonstrators on the Soviet Conflict Memorial within the German capital.
“Berlin made a mistake by prohibiting Ukrainian symbols,” Ukrainian Overseas Minister Dmytro Kuleba tweeted. “It’s deeply false to deal with them equally with Russian symbols.
“Taking a Ukrainian flag away from peaceful protestors is an attack on everyone who now defends Europe and Germany from Russian aggression with this flag in hands,” he added.
Earlier Sunday, German police ordered demonstrators gathered in entrance of the Soviet memorial in Berlin to fold up their large Ukrainian flag.
The demonstration got here on the eve of Russian ceremonies to mark its World Conflict II victory over Nazi Germany.
However the choice sparked outrage within the Ukrainian neighborhood.