"The UAF Executive Committee has just supported unanimously - 45 members voted for it - my proposal and approved the football symbols of Ukraine. From now on, a large emblem - a map of Ukraine with a Trident in the center can be used at all official UAF events or events with the participation of UAF representatives in the international arena and in national team matches together with the small Ukrainian Association of Football emblem in the form of a Trident with the inscription Ukraine," Pavelko wrote.
In addition, the Executive Committee approved the official football status of the slogans "Glory to Ukraine" and "Glory to the Heroes".
"At all matches of our national teams! The unique national football code, which contains these attributes, unites all Ukrainians, from different regions of Ukraine and our compatriots from different countries and continents. We are obliged and honored to protect it and add to it new strength of unity! I congratulate all football Ukraine on this historic decision," the President of UAF added.
As it was reported, before the start of Euro 2020, the technical sponsor of the national team of Ukraine, Joma, presented a new team uniform. The map of Ukraine and slogans "Glory to Ukraine!" and "Glory to to the Heroes!" were used in the design. The new uniform caused a very violent reaction in Russia, because Ukraine was depicted together with the Crimea on the map. The Russians sent a request to UEFA in protest, but the organization said that everything was fine with the design.