Russian flags banned at Australian Open tennis after Ukraine complaint

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MELBOURNE (Reuters) -Russian and Belarusian flags have been banned from the Melbourne Park precinct during the Australian Open after a complaint from the Ukraine ambassador to the country, a move that the Russian embassy described as “regrettable”. Vasyl Myroshnychenko, Ukraine’s ambassador to Australia and New Zealand, posted a picture showing a Russian flag hanging from a bush beside the court where his compatriot Kateryna Baindl was playing her first-round match on Monday. “I strongly condemn the public display of the Russian flag during the game of the Ukrainian tennis player Kateryna Bain…

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