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Ukrainian Football Fans to Belarusians: Battle on – and Win Your Battle!

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Ukrainian Football Fans to Belarusians: Battle on – and Win Your Battle!

Slogan "Long Live Belarus!" becomes one of the most popular at matches in Ukraine.

Since August, Ukrainian football fans have been holding rallies of solidarity with Belarus, coming to the matches of their favorite teams with Belarusian attributes.

Most often, it is a white-red-white flag or a banner with the inscription "Long live Belarus!", Radio Svaboda informs.

Fans of both the Premier League and the First League are expressing their support and solidarity with the Belarusians who have been taking part in peaceful protests against electoral fraud for almost two months now.

On August 16, the fans of the Veres team from Rovno (First League) made a big banner with the inscription "Battle on – and win your battle!" (quote from Taras Shevchenko's poem "The Caucasus").

Fans of the football club Alians (first league) from the city of Lypova Dolyna, Sumy region, come to all the latest matches of their team with a poster "Long live Belarus!"

Fans of the Metalist Kharkiv (First League) team at the match on September 5 staged a fire show in support of Belarus with white-red-white flags and the "Pahonia" emblem.

Fans of the Mykolaiv team (First League) sang the Ukrainian anthem at the beginning of the match, and a white-red-white flag was hung on the podium.

The ultras of the Kyiv team "Obolon" (First League), together with the symbols of their fan club, stretched out a poster with the inscription "Long live Belarus!"

Fans of the Chernihiv club Desna (Premier League) on August 22 came to the match of their team with a white-red-white flag.

Ultras club Shakhtar (Premier League) brought a white-red-white flag and a poster with the inscription "For our and your freedom" to their sector for the match of their team on September 20.