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Dmytro Kuleba, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister, has blasted Germany’s decision to prohibit Ukrainian flags from ceremonies honoring World War II’s end on Sunday.

“Berlin erred when it prohibited Ukrainian symbols.

“To treat them equally with Russian emblems is terribly false.”

“Removing a Ukrainian flag from peaceful protestors is an attack on everyone who is today defending Europe and Germany against Russian aggression with this flag in their hands,” Kuleba said in a statement released on Monday.

The remarks were made in reaction to German officials’ decision to impose restrictions, along with a ban on the use of Russian and Ukrainian flags.

On the 77th anniversary of the conclusion of World War II in Europe, it is taking place in 15 locations to prevent conflicts between supporters of the two sides.

Despite the restriction, Ukrainian and red flags with Soviet connotations were displayed.

Several times, police officers intervened, including once when a 25-meter-long Ukrainian flag was unfurled.

Diplomats and military veterans were among those spared from the restriction.

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