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The slogan “Glory to Ukraine!” carries a Patriotic subtext, not a nationalist, and pointing to the contrary, the American media engaged in the dissemination of Russian propaganda. This is stated in the statement of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine, published on Wednesday, July 11, on page offices in Facebook.
“The media should operate based solely on reliable information. We would like to remind ESPN and USA Today that “Glory to Ukraine!” is a Patriotic slogan, such as those spoken in many democratic countries for the expression of love and pride for their nation”, — stated in the message.
According to Kyiv, the slogan has no connection with ultra-nationalism. “Please, don’t spread Russian propaganda”, — said in the appeal the Ukrainian foreign Ministry.
Attached to the post screenshots of the materials of the American TV channel ESPN and USA Today Newspapers. The article on the website of sports TV station indicated that the phrase “”Glory to Ukraine!” — this is the slogan of anti-Russian nationalists, emerged after the annexation of Crimea by Russia in 2014″. The authors of the USA Today state that “”Glory to Ukraine!”” — political slogan that appeared during the revolution of 2014 and is now used by Ukrainian ultranationalists”.
July 9 the meaning of the slogan “Glory to Ukraine!” by the British media explained the Embassy of Ukraine in the UK. Diplomats have drawn the attention of publications The Sun and The Independent that this phrase is analogous to the expression “Vive La France!”, “Long live the Queen!”, “Let Poland be Poland”. “You will call those who repeats these phrases, nationalists and Boo them?” — asked the employees of the diplomatic mission of Ukraine in the UK.
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