The Ukrainian government announced a decree banning the national team from participating in competitions involving Russian and Belarusian athletes, including the Olympic and Paralympic Games, AFP news agency reported on the 15th (local time).
According to the media, the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Ukraine issued a decree the day before that prevented the national team from participating in competitions involving Russian and Belarusian players.
Earlier last month, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) advised each event organizer and federation to allow Russian and Belarusian athletes who were expelled from international competitions to return to competition as “neutral athletes” who do not represent the country after invading Ukraine. .카지노사이트
Some of the players in Ukraine are protesting against the ban.
Minister of Youth and Sports Matvi Bidni said, “We also recognize that this is a bad decision. But there is no such thing as a good decision in this matter. We had to choose between several bad decisions. Please refrain from participating.”
“During the war, healthy men between the ages of 18 and 60 were banned from leaving the country without permission,” said Andriy Pavelko, president of the Ukrainian Football Federation (UAF). You cannot leave the country without obtaining permission from the government,” he said.
President Pavelko added that he was just checking with the Ministry of Youth and Sports what competitions he could compete in.