UWC calls upon international community to strengthen message of condemnation of the Russian Federation with boycott of the games of 21st FIFA World Cup
The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) commends the solidarity of the international community in response to the use of a nerve agent to poison a former Russian spy living in the United Kingdom and urges high-ranking officials of governments and international organizations to further strengthen the message of condemnation of the Russian Federation by boycotting the games of the 21st FIFA World Cup.
The UWC deems it unacceptable for high-ranking officials of governments and international organizations to attend any FIFA World Cup games scheduled to be played in the Russian Federation from 14 June 2018 to 15 July 2018.
The Russian Federation continues to demonstrate its blatant disregard for the sovereignty of independent states, the rule of law, international conventions and order, and remains an aggressor state that illegally occupies Crimea and persistently wages its armed activities in Eastern Ukraine.
“The Ukrainian World Congress urges high-ranking officials of governments and international organizations to follow the lead of the United Kingdom and Poland, and refrain from attending the 21st FIFA World Cup games in the Russian Federation that persists with its hybrid aggression,” stated UWC President Eugene Czolij.