British police recognized it was a mistake to put the Ukrainian national symbol, the trident, to the counter-terrorism textbook, and promised to remove the respective picture from the book. Yevropeiska Pravda reported that on January 23.
"We have close working relations with our Ukrainian partners, and we had no intention to hurt anyone", reads the statement.
The Ukrainian Embassy in the UK mentioned the role of diplomats in solving this issue and thanked all those who cared. Prior to this, the UK government representative commented on the inclusion of a Ukrainian trident in the list of terrorist symbols, which was conducted by British law enforcement agencies. This was reported by the press service of the British Embassy in Kyiv. "As it was noticed by the police, the document clearly states that many of the symbols contained therein are of no interest in the fight against terrorism," the statement said.
As we reported earlier, the guide of the British police, sent to medical personnel and teachers as part of the campaign against extremism, features such non-violent symbols as Greenpeace, as well as the national emblem of Ukraine - the trident (tryzub in Ukrainian).
The manual is distributed throughout the UK in preparation for the Prevention program to combat radicalization, designed to stop individuals who might threaten by terrorist violence.