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Australian Open bans Russian flags after Ukrainian ambassador’s objection

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A Russian flag is seen during the Australian Open match between Kamilla Rakhimova and Kateryna Baindl.


Tennis Australia announced on Tuesday that fans will no longer be allowed to bring the Russian or the Belarusian flag to the site of the Australian Open.

The decision comes after Ukraine’s ambassador to Australia “strongly condemn[ed]” the Russian flag being displayed in the stands at the grand slam.

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