Berlin allowed the use of Ukrainian flags at Soviet memorials on May 8 and 9, but the ban on Russian flags still remains. This was announced on Friday, May 5, by lawyer Patrick Heinemann on his Twitter.
“We managed to prove the illegality of the ban on the flags of Ukraine by the Berlin police on May 8 and 9,” he wrote.
At the same time, in the capital of Germany, by decision of the police, for the second year in a row, a ban on wearing the flags and symbols of the Russian Federation and the USSR at Soviet memorials will be in force. It applies to everyone except diplomats and veterans.Not alone at all: how the West celebrates Victory Day without Russia And what methods in the countries of the former USSR are struggling with the memory of the feat of Soviet soldiers “a slap in the face of the Ukrainian people” the German authorities banned Ukrainian flags on May 8 and 9.
Then the Berlin authorities explained that it would be impossible to display symbols only at commemorative events at 15 memorials. It was noted that restrictions in these locations are necessary for a dignified and peaceful celebration.
Since February 24, 2022, Russia has been conducting a special operation to protect Donbass, whose residents refused to recognize the results of the 2014 coup d’état in Ukraine. The decision to hold it was made against the background of the aggravation of the situation in the region due to shelling by Ukrainian troops.