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Organizers of Eurovision forbid to use Crimean Tatars, DPR flags

Organizers of Eurovision forbid to use  Crimean Tatars, DPR flagsThe list of all flags to be banned for use during the event was published at the official website of Ericsson Globe arena in Stockholm; as is known, its the Swedish capital that will host the Eurovision this year.

In particular, organizers forbid to use flags of certain disputed territories, provinces, regions and other administrative and territorial units. Among these are flags of Kosovo, Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, the Basque, so-called Republic of Crimea and the flag of Crimean Tatars, so-called Donetsk Peoples Republic, Palestine, Northern Cyprus and Transnistria.

Besides, the committee decisively forbids using the ISISs flag during the contest.

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Head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar people Refat Chubarov carefully commented on the prohibition against Crimean Tatar flag. Lets be perfectly clear here: the Eurovisions organizers restricted the use of symbols, only leaving the opportunity to demonstrate state flags of the countries participating in the contest. Of course, Im not happy with that decision, but thats up to the organizers. They put maximum efforts to evade troubles due to the Kremlins attempts to mix the contest with politics, Chubarov posted at Facebook.

According to him, currently one has to focus on the foreign support of Crimean Tatar singer Jamala who represents Ukraine at this years song contest in Stockholm.
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