The Ataman of the Australian Cossacks described the protest with the Russian flag at 18:31 AO-2023

Australian Cossack’s Appointee Semyon Boikov said that the fans came to the quarter-final match of the Australian Open (Australian Open), played between Russian Andrei Rublev and Serbian Novak Djokovic, with Russian flags to protest the ban on the use of Russian symbols in the tournament.

“This was our response, an attempt to show the Russian spirit,” said Boikov. DEA News.

He said fans, including Serbs, were holding a tricolor hand with a portrait of Russian President Vladimir Putin, the flag of the DPR, some wearing T-shirts with the letter Z.

“A few fans were arrested and taken away by Australian police,” the chief said.

Earlier, the Australian Tennis Federation announced that it had detained 4 spectators with Russian flags who allegedly threatened the security guards of the arena in Melbourne where the match was played.

The organizers of the tournament had previously banned the Russian and Belarusian flags in the stands of AO-2023 due to complaints from Ukrainian spectators. Ukraine’s Ambassador to Australia Vasily Miroshnichenko had previously expressed his anger at the presence of a supporter carrying the Russian flag on the spectator’s podium during the first round match of the Australian Open tennis championship between Ukraine’s Kateryna Beindl and Russia’s Kamilla Rakhimova.

Shamil Tarpishchev, Former President of the Russian Tennis Federation (RTF) declarationHe is completely confident that Russian tennis players will be allowed to participate in Wimbledon in 2023.



Source: Gazeta

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