“Who needs Ukraine, no one is going there in the next ten years. I hope it will be sooner. I hope that it will already be called another country” Zhulin about imposed sanctions against a number of Russian athletes by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy
Alexander Zhulin commented on including Nikita Katsalapov into the sanction list signed by Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has imposed sanctions against a number of Russian athletes. The corresponding decree was published on the official website of the head of state. The sanctions list includes more than 80 individuals, including figure skaters Nikita Katsalapov, Mark Kondratiuk, Alexander Galliamov, Dmitri Aliev, Ivan Bukin, Alexandra Boikova, Alexandra Stepanova, Alena Kostornaia, Alexaner Samarin, Evgnei Semeneko, Elizaveta Tuktamysheva, Vladimir Morozov, Ilia Averbukh (all those skaters performed in Plushenko’s patriotic show in Tula – ed. FS Gossips)
What do you think about the fact that a large number of Russian figure skaters ended up on this sanctions list?
“I’m afraid that our figure skaters who ended up on this list are not particularly eager to go there. And they won’t be eager to go there for many years to come. It’s like banning Katsalapov from entering Uganda. It’s about the same. Who needs Ukraine, no one is going there in the next ten years. I hope it will be sooner. I hope that it will already be called another country, that’s all,” Zhulin said to Match TV.
The sanctions are valid for five years and include freezing assets, banning trade operations, transit of resources, flights and transportation through the territory of Ukraine, termination of cultural exchanges, scientific cooperation, educational and sports contacts, entertainment programs with foreign states and foreign legal entities, refusal to issue visas, imposing other restrictions on entry into Ukraine, deprivation of Ukrainian state awards, prohibition of the transfer of rights to objects of intellectual property, and prohibition of acquisition of land plots.
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