Ukraine soccer jersey angers Moscow

A new jersey for Ukraine's national soccer team that features a map including Russia-annexed Crimea has angered Moscow.

The Ukrainian football association unveiled the team's new uniform for the European Championship, which kicks off on Friday.

The front of the yellow shirt shows in white the contours of Ukraine, including Crimea.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Tuesday posted on Instagram a selfie showing him in the jersey, with a comment saying Crimea is part of Ukraine.

Russia annexed Crimea in 2014.

Asked about the uniform in a TV interview that aired on Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Ukrainian authorities ignore the will of Crimeans.

Russian foreign ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova wrote on social media that the uniform creates "the illusion of the impossible."

Amid rising tensions between Moscow and Kyiv, President Zelenskyy is scheduled to visit the US next month for talks with President Joe Biden.

Zelenskyy is expected to seek US support for Ukraine's bid to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization as a way to counter Russia.