The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) said Thursday it would allow Ukraine players to wear new jerseys that display a map of Crimea, despite Russia's objections, Reuters reports.
Why it matters: As of last month, Russia had only withdrawn a few thousand troops from its border with Ukraine, after the country amassed its highest number of troops in the region since annexing Crimea in 2014, per the New York Times.
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Yes, but: The UEFA said that Ukraine's jerseys would have to remove the phrase "Glory to the heroes," which originates from military use in the country and has become a national salute.
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