During the men’s singles match between Marcos Giron of the US and Russia’s Daniil Medvedev on day one of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on 16 January 2023, supporters of the Russian held a Russian flag — oh dear. The response from Ukraine’s Ambassador to Australia Vasyl Myroshnychenko: “I strongly condemn the public display of the Russian flag during the game of the Ukrainian tennis player Kateryna Baindl at the Australian Open today.”

In consequence, organisers of the Australian Tennis Open have banned the display of Russian and Belarusian flags.

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