Russia does not allow the use of the flag and anthem, Majlinda boycotting the European Judo Championship

 

 Kosovo might boycott the European Judo Championships, which will be held in Russia from 21 to 24 April, Kosovo media writes.

The main reason is that Russia, as the host country of this event, does not allow in its territory to be used Kosovo's state symbols, Russia has not recognized Kosovo as a state.

However, the Judo delegation of Kosovo this time is determined to not concede, reports Voice.

The coach Driton Kuka warned that if are not allowed the appearance of the Kosovo flag and anthem intonation, the four contestants, Majlinda Kelmendi, Nora Gjakova, Distria Krasniqi and Akil Gjakova, will not take part in this event.

"We are in Russia waiting for the news of the participation of our new country! If is not allowed, is sure that we will not take part in the European! With us in this picture is our friend from our mother country, Albania! Albania and Kosovo both our countries that naturally will unite gradually! " Wrote on Facebook Kuka. After a few hours the final decision will be taken, if the Russians will loosen or not, as the Kosovo delegation looks determined.

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