Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Friday denounced the “
” of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and invited its leader, Thomas Bach, to visit Bakhmout, one of the hottest points in the war with Russia.
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I invite Mr. Bach to Bakhmout so that he can see with his own eyes that neutrality does not exist
", launched Mr. Zelensky in his daily address, promising to work to "
cleanse the hypocrisy of the management international Olympic structures
It is obvious that any neutral flag of Russian sportsmen is stained with blood
", he continued while Ukraine has been confronted since February 2022 with the Russian invasion which has set this country on fire and blood.
Despite repeated calls from Ukraine to ban Russian and Belarusian athletes from the 2024 Olympics scheduled for Paris, the IOC said on Wednesday "
" the possibility of allowing them to participate under a neutral banner.
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