Ukraine slams UK newspapers for playing along with Russian propaganda

13:40, 09 July 2018
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The report covered a story of a Croatian national team player Domagoj Vida who exclaimed "Glory to Ukraine!" in a short video addressing his Ukrainian fans following the win over Russia in 2018 World Cup quarterfinals where he scored twice.

On July 9, Business Ukraine magazine tweeted: "The UK's @Independent newspaper so far wins the award for Most Misleading Explanation of the Phrase "Glory to Ukraine" with this offering:

"...a phrase that continues to be deployed by anti-Russian Ukrainian nationalists following the 2014 Maidan coup".

The Ukrainian publication also recalled that the Independent is in fact a Russian-owned newspaper.

The Ukrainian Embassy in the UK responded to the British publication, also addressing another newspaper, The Sun, on the same day: "We would like to remind @TheSun & @Independent that "Slava Ukraini" means "glory to Ukraine"- a patriotic expression like "viva la France","long live the Queen","Let Poland be Poland". Will you call those who chant these phrases nationalists&boo them?"

In turn, EuromaidanPress online outlet provided a short guide to the meaning of "Slava Ukrayini!", or @Glory to Ukraine!" exclamation.

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