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UWC calls upon all high-ranking officials of governments and international organizations to boycott the games of the 21st FIFA World Cup in 2018 in the Russian Federation

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December 20,2017 100
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The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) calls upon all high-ranking officials of governments and international organizations to boycott the games of the 21st World Cup of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) scheduled to be played in the Russian Federation from 14 June 2018 to 15 July 2018.

The UWC deems it unacceptable for high-ranking officials of governments and international organizations to attend any FIFA World Cup games in the Russian Federation when it remains an aggressor state that illegally occupies Crimea and for the fourth year brutally ignores the international order, persistently waging its armed activities in Eastern Ukraine and grossly violating the human rights of Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars.

“Attendance in any game of this FIFA World Cup by high-ranking officials of governments and international organizations will only serve to strengthen the imperialist ambitions of the Russian Federation and encourage it to continue waging its aggressor actions,” noted Chair of the UWC International Sport Committee Laryssa Barabash Temple.  

“The Ukrainian World Congress calls upon its 53-country network to actively urge high-ranking officials of governments of their country of residence and international organizations to refrain from attending FIFA World Cup games in the Russian Federation in 2018 and thereby demonstrate solidarity with the Ukrainian people that continue to defend the territorial integrity of Ukraine and stop the advance of Russian aggression to the West,” stated UWC President Eugene Czolij.