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Kuleba calls on IOC not to conceal Russian atrocities ‘with white flags’

Kuleba calls on IOC not to conceal Russian atrocities ‘with white flags’

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has addressed the International Olympic Committee over the possibility of Russia and Belarus participating in the Olympics. He said this on Twitter, Ukrinform reports. "Since last year, 231 Ukrainian athletes and coaches have been killed by the Russians, 15 wounded, 28 detained, and 4 are missing. This genocidal war is ordered by Putin, but carried out by regular Russians. The IOC must stop trying to conceal Russian crimes with white flags," Kuleba said. On January 25, the IOC issued a statement in which it said Russian and Belarusian athletes might participate in the Paris Olympics…
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Ukrinform sports journalist writes open letter to IOC President Thomas Bach

Ukrinform sports journalist writes open letter to IOC President Thomas Bach

Vitaliy Tkachuk, head of the Ukrinform sports department, has written an open letter to the president of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach. The journalist invited Bach to discuss the access for Russian and Belarusian athletes to the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris after the publication of the IOC statement. Tkachuk also noted that the debate could be held in Bakhmut, where the IOC president was invited by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. On January 25, the IOC released a statement in which it admitted the participation of Russians and Belarusians in the Paris Olympics as "neutral athletes." President Zelensky and…
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World Cup and Russian fakes

World Cup and Russian fakes

Russian propaganda forged the Qatar Football Association's appeal to Ukraine Russian Telegram channels are spreading the fabricated appeal of the Qatar Football Association to Ukraine, driven by Zelensky's video address blocked by FIFA ahead of the World Cup finals. The publication, which was allegedly released on the official Twitter account of the Qatar Football Association, reads: if Ukraine is offended by the ban, it may withdraw from FIFA, and politics should be kept out of sports. The screenshot in the publication is fake, although a reverse Google search of the image does lead to the Qatar Football Association's official Twitter…
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Zelensky, UEFA president discuss release of athletes captured by Russia

Zelensky, UEFA president discuss release of athletes captured by Russia

Ukraine is counting on UEFA's assistance in ensuring the release of Ukrainian athletes captured by Russian invasion forces. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky wrote of his talks with UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin on Twitter, Ukrinform reports. "Had a phone conversation with @UEFA President #Čeferin. Thanked for the solidarity with Ukraine, for the principled position and for the support in the @upl_official restart. We also count on UEFA's assistance in the liberation of captured Ukrainian athletes," Zelensky tweeted. According to President Zelenskyi, since the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Russia has captured more Ukrainian military servicemen than Ukraine has Russian ones.
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Ukraine beat Armenia in UEFA Nations League

Ukraine beat Armenia in UEFA Nations League

Ukraine have earned their second victory in the group stage of the UEFA Nations League. The Blue and Yellows defeated Armenia 3-0 at the Stadion Miejski LKS in Lodz, Poland, on Saturday, June 11, Ukrinform reports. Ruslan Malinovskyi scored an opener in the 61st minute, Oleksandr Karavaiev made it 2-0 in the 77th minute, and Vitaliy Mykolenko scored one more in the 84th minute. In another match of Group 1 of League B, Ireland will face Scotland in Dublin. Standings: Ukraine - 6 points (after 2 games), Scotland - 3 (1), Armenia - 3 (3), Ireland - 0 (2). Photo:…
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Ukraine beat Ireland in Nations League opener

Ukraine beat Ireland in Nations League opener

Ukraine won over Ireland 1-0 in the UEFA Nations League group campaign at Aviva Stadium in Dublin on June 8. Viktor Tsygankov scored the winning goal in the 48th minute. In a parallel match of the group, Scotland sealed a 2-0 win over Armenia. In the next round, on June 11, Ukraine to play Armenia in Lodz, Poland, and Ireland will face Scotland in Dublin. ol
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Ukraine’s national football team loses to Wales and not to play in 2022 FIFA World Cup

Ukraine’s national football team loses to Wales and not to play in 2022 FIFA World Cup

Ukraine’s national football team has not made it to the 2022 FIFA World Cup. In the 2022 FIFA World Cup play-off final, Oleksandr Petrakov’s players lost to the Wales national football team with a score of 0-1, an Ukrinform correspondent reports. The fate of the match at the Cardiff City Stadium was decided by Andriy Yarmolenko’s own goal in the 34th minute. Wales became Europe’s 13th participant in the 2022 FIFA World Cup and will join Iran, England and the United States in Group B. The 22nd running of the FIFA World Cup competition is scheduled to take place in…
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Virtual tickets on sale for Ukraine-Wales match

Virtual tickets on sale for Ukraine-Wales match

Ukraine's national football team invites everyone to buy a virtual ticket for Sunday's 2022 World Cup play-off final, with the money raised to be used to rebuild Ukraine through the United24 fundraising platform. The United24 project team told this to Ukrinform. "The qualifying playoff final against Wales will take place on June 5. As before the match against Scotland, the sale of virtual tickets started again for those who are ready to support the national team and Ukraine," the statement reads. The funds raised from the sale of virtual tickets will traditionally be transferred through the United24 platform to one…
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Ukraine and Wales meet today in final bid to reach 2022 World Cup

Ukraine and Wales meet today in final bid to reach 2022 World Cup

Ukraine and Wales will meet in Cardiff on Sunday in a final bid to reach the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The match will take place at the 33,000-seat Cardiff City Stadium. It will start at 19:00 Kyiv time. Earlier, Ukraine beat Scotland 3:1 and Wales saw off Austria 2:1 in the play-off semi-finals. Read also: Ukraine seal emotional win against Scotland at Hampden The winner of Sunday's play-off final will face England, USA, and Iran in Group B. 2022 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to take place in Qatar from 21 November to 18 December 2022. ol
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Ukraine seal emotional win against Scotland at Hampden

Ukraine seal emotional win against Scotland at Hampden

National Team Ukraine have made a step closer to the 2022 World Cup as they beat Scotland 3-1 in an away play-off semi-final. Worldwide attention was on the game due to Russia’s invasion of their neighbors in February but when the focus turned to football it was Ukraine who were the more accomplished, PA Media reported. Scotland’s 39-year-old keeper Craig Gordon kept the visitors at bay only until the 33rd minute when skipper Andriy Yarmolenko deservedly put the visitors ahead and Roman Yaremchuk doubled that lead with a header three minutes after the break. Midfielder Callum McGregor pulled a goal…
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