June 20, 2024
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Is an “Olympic truce” possible in Ukraine: Putin appreciated the idea

Putin said that since Russia was removed from participation in the Olympics in Paris, it is not obliged to adhere to the principles of the International Olympic Committee.”, — write: www.unian.ua

Putin said that since Russia was removed from participation in the Olympics in Paris, it is not obliged to adhere to the principles of the International Olympic Committee.

Putin appreciated the opportunity Putin assessed the possibility of an “Olympic truce” in Ukraine / screenshotRussian President Vladimir Putin commented on the possibility of concluding a truce during the Olympics in Paris.

According to Le Monde, Putin hinted that he would not abide by the “Olympic truce” and that his country would continue hostilities in Ukraine during the Paris Olympics, despite a call from French President Emmanuel Macron.

“These Olympic principles, including the Olympic truce, are very correct… But few countries in history followed it, with the exception of Ancient Greece,” Putin said.

He also stated that since Russia was excluded from participation in the Olympics in Paris due to the invasion of Ukraine, it is not obliged to adhere to the principles of the International Olympic Committee.

“Today, international sports officials violate the principles of the Olympic Charter in relation to Russia, preventing our athletes from participating in the Olympic Games under their flag, with their anthem, but they want us to follow the rules they impose on us. To demand something from others, you need to follow the rules yourself,” he said.

“Olympic truce in Ukraine” – what is knownEarlier, French President Emmanuel Macron said that he expects to agree on a ceasefire in Ukraine and Gaza for the duration of the Summer Olympics. He is counting on the support of various partners in this, in particular the Chinese leader Xi Jinping.

At the same time, as reported by The Guardian, the Kremlin rejected this idea, saying that they “noticed that Ukraine is using such ideas, such initiatives to try to regroup, to try to rearm.”

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