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Icelandic Embassy apologizes for insulting Russian flag

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The Icelandic Embassy has apologized to the media for insulting the Russian flag.

MOSCOW, August 11 – RIA Novosti. Russian Embassy in Reykjavik requested Icelandic newspaper “Frettabladid” apologized for insulting the Russian flag in one of its publications and reminded that the country has criminal responsibility for insulting foreign state symbols.

In the statement published on the official channel of the diplomatic mission in Telegram, the “embassy” V. It was noted that he paid attention to an interview with Gunnarsson, with a photo and a caption in which someone trampled the state flag of the Russian Federation. About the alleged “new use of the Russian flag” by Ukrainians.

“We see the publication of such a photo in Iceland’s central print media as a manifestation of clear disrespect for the Russian Federation and its state symbols,” the embassy said.

Diplomats reminded the management of Frettabladid newspaper Article 95 of the Icelandic Penal Code that publicly insulting foreign state symbols is punishable by imprisonment.

The embassy noted that they are waiting for an official apology from Frettabladid’s editorial office for “publishing materials that offend the state symbol of the Russian Federation”.

Source: Ria

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