Zelenskyy: if someone in Russia thinks they can make sport, Olympic movement their weapon, that will definitely not work
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy thanked the International Olympic Committee for the decision to suspend the membership of the Russian Olympic Committee.
"There is a decision by the International Olympic Committee, which suspended the membership of the Russian Olympic Committee. Everyone in the world should respect the territorial integrity of nations and the UN Charter," he said in an evening video message.
"And if someone in Russia thinks they can use sports and the Olympic movement as a weapon, that will definitely not work," Zelenskyy stressed.
The head of state also expressed gratitude to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe for recognizing the Holodomor of 1932-1933 as genocide of the Ukrainian people.
"Grateful to all the members of the PACE who voted for such recognition. Justice is always stronger," he said.