The Ukrainian team will not participate in the Junior World Championship, because representatives of the Russian Federation and Belarus will perform there.
Team of Ukraine in Thai boxing (Muei Thai) refused to participate in the youth world championship, which will be held from 9 to 21 August in the capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur.
About it informs official website of the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Ukraine.
The decision is due to the fact that despite the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation into Ukraine with the support of Belarus, Russian and Belarusian athletes were allowed to the World Cup.
The only restriction is that they will perform in a neutral status, that is, without a flag and other state symbols.
“From the first days of the start of full-scale aggression, the Ukrainian Muay Thai Boxing Federation demands the complete isolation of Russians and Belarusians from world sports and the deprivation of their athletes of the right to participate in international competitions.
Because of this position of the international federation, the Ukrainian team in Thai boxing Muay Thai refuses to participate in the world championship“, the statement says.
The Ukrainian Thai Boxing Federation called for the exclusion of Russian and Belarusian athletes from participating in international sporting events, but the athletes were still allowed to participate in the tournament under the flag of the International Thai Boxing Association.
We add that initially Russian athletes appeared in the application for the tournament under the abbreviation RMF (Russian Muay-Thai Federation), after which they disappeared from the list, and then returned, but under the auspices of the international association.
Recall that the war in Ukraine began early in the morning on February 24, when the Russian Federation launched a large-scale invasion. Ukrainian resistance to Russian aggression continues for the 161st day.