The Russian ambassador responded to demands for tennis players to renounce Putin. “Boorish and rude statements”

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The demand of the organizers of the Wimbledon tournament for Russian tennis players to condemn the special operation in Ukraine is “boorish and rude statements.” This was stated by Russian Ambassador to Britain Andrei Kelin.

“Attempts to ban all Russian continue… Tennis players to sign at Wimbledon must sign some resignation statements. These are boorish, rude statements [организаторов Уимблдона]”Kelin said in an interview with TASS.

The day before, the British publication The Sun reported that “Russian and Belarusian tennis stars will have to distance themselves from Vladimir Putin if they want to play at Wimbledon,” the portal reports. Sport24. The newspaper said that this was the official position of the British Minister of Sport.

“Athletes from Russia or Belarus… will have to give firm guarantees that they will not receive any funds from these rogue countries. They will also have to confirm that they do not support the Russian operation in Ukraine. And they should perform under a neutral flag, not in the colors of their country, “writes The Sun. Such a condition, in particular, was put forward to the second racket of the world by Daniil Medvedev, Nation News reports.

Wimbledon is an international tennis tournament, one of four Grand Slam tournaments. Held since 1877 on grass courts in Wimbledon, UK, in late June – early July.

Unprecedented sanctions against Russia were announced in connection with its special operation in Ukraine. However, the pressure in different areas has begun long ago. In particular, Russian athletes were suspended from competitions under the pretext of doping scandals. In recent years, Russia’s national teams in various sports have been forced to play in neutral status. Russian President Vladimir Putin has stated that the purpose of the sanctions is to “abolish Russia as a state,” ban its culture and level Russia’s role in major world events.

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The demand of the organizers of the Wimbledon tournament for Russian tennis players to condemn the special operation in Ukraine is “boorish and rude statements.” This was stated by Russian Ambassador to Britain Andrei Kelin. “Attempts to ban all Russian continue… Tennis players to sign at Wimbledon must sign some resignation statements. These are boorish, rude statements [организаторов Уимблдона]”Kelin said in an interview with TASS. The day before, the British edition of The Sun reported that “Russian and Belarusian tennis stars will have to distance themselves from Vladimir Putin if they want to play at Wimbledon,” reports the portal Sport24. The newspaper said that this was the official position of the British Minister of Sport. “Athletes from Russia or Belarus… will have to give firm guarantees that they will not receive any funds from these rogue countries. They will also have to confirm that they do not support the Russian operation in Ukraine. And they should perform under a neutral flag, not in the colors of their country, “writes The Sun. Such a condition, in particular, was put forward to the second racket of the world by Daniil Medvedev, Nation News reports. Wimbledon is an international tennis tournament, one of four Grand Slam tournaments. Held since 1877 on grass courts in Wimbledon, UK, in late June – early July. Unprecedented sanctions against Russia were announced in connection with its special operation in Ukraine. However, the pressure in different areas has begun long ago. In particular, Russian athletes were suspended from competitions under the pretext of doping scandals. In recent years, Russia’s national teams in various sports have been forced to play in neutral status. Russian President Vladimir Putin has stated that the purpose of the sanctions is to “abolish Russia as a state,” ban its culture and level Russia’s role in major world events.

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