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At http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/1980/2848/1600/Crimeia.jpg [retrieved] is this anti-NATO graffitti displaying a row of soviet-era flags, from left to right:
It seems to me, that I know the flag depicted in item "Red-blue flag in Crimea". I'm not quite sure, but it
may be the flag of Progressive Socialist Party of Ukraine. They have a
but its English version is incomplete. But the red star on the blue disc is their symbol
(photo from ws), and they were
actively involved in the anti-NATO action mentioned. [It turns out that the blue disc is a depiction
of the globe]
Sergiusz Dnieprovsky, 22 August 2006
image located by William Garrison
A black-field flag with white "NACHTIGALL" (German for nightingale) inscription over a white
eagle with Ukrainian shield.
The Nachtigall Battalion, also known as the Ukrainian Nightingale Battalion Group, or officially as Special Group Nachtigall was a subunit under command of the German Abwehr special-operations unit Lehrregiment "Brandenburg" z.b.V. 800 in 1941.
The unit was disbanded by the Germans in the same year (not because of their killings of Jewish citizens, but because of their participation in the proclamation of Ukrainian independence). (source)
located by William Garrison, 8 May 2023
image by Tomislav Todorovic, 14 May 2023
Ukrainian flag with the Chechnya CoA in show of
solidarity with Ukraine (photo, source).
Notice that by this time, the first "phase"
of the Russian invasion had ended (2014) and
the second "phase" (2022) had not taken place yet, so this gives the
flag a rather civilian nature (grassroots background) as opposed to a
military intervention of Chechen fighters (as it currently happens as
seen here: Independentist Chechen flag,
Dudayev Battalion flag, Akhmad Kadyrov flag).
Esteban Rivera, 10 May 2023
The only problem I have with this one, is that the Facebook picture
shows the white band more narrow at the top than it does near the bottom.
But remember why those A2 sized displays of all flags were so far off
sometimes: The important part was that the flag could be recognised, not
so much that the picture matched the cloth exactly.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 14 May 2023
image located by William Garrison, Zachary Harden, Esteban Rivera
I believe this is a Ukrainian Volunteer Corps related flag,
judging from the color pattern. I found the following image
whose caption reads (original in Polish):
"Ukrainian soldiers in liberated Kherson/IVAN ANTYPENKO/PAP/EPA." So this indicates that the
picture is dated November, 2022 after the Liberation of Kherson and if
you zoom in on the image you can clearly see the Ukrainian Volunteer Corps flag in the background
in what appears to be the City Council (Hall).
Esteban Rivera, 20/21 June 2023
The flag can be seen at twitter.com.
Red and black are not specifically the colors of the Ukrainian Volunteer Corps,
but those of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army. The colors
themselves have been used as a symbol of resistance as other army
units would use red over black flags as part of morale banners.
Zachary Harden, 21 June 2023
The flag's inscription is "Furtwängler", a German name. This seems to be another one of those
"rememberance" or "morale" flags alluding with a positive attitude to the Nazi-German
occupation of the Ukraine in WW2. Another example we have on this page with the "Nachtigall" Battalion.
It seems that some Ukrainian troops are introducing a new kind of propaganda flags which support the
cause of the enemy, instead of their own. Although the hatred of the invaders is understandable,
it provides a welcome template for Russian propaganda. A very special flag-related aspect of this war.
(Besides this I think both Esteban and Zachary are right. On the one hand those colors are typically for the UVC, on the other hand they are used also on other flags as a general symbol of resistance.)
Martin Karner, 21 June 2023
still image from video located by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg
Caption: "A huge 54x36 meter Ukrainian flag is unfurled at an event to mark Ukrainian Independence
Day at Millennium Park in Boston, Massachusetts. Ukraine celebrates its independence from
the Soviet Union in 1991 on August 24." (source)
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 28 August 2023