Alexiy Mykhailichenko, Ukraine’s Olympic football championwho was yesterday elected a member of the National Olympic Committee, expressed his indignation at the inclusion of Mihailo Koshlyak, a representative of the pro-Russian party OPZZ, in the highest governing body of the National Olympic Committee – the Executive Committee of the NOC. .
According to him, persons who broadcast pro-Russian narratives in their political activities and have at least something in common with such traitors to Ukraine as Viktor Medvedchuk cannot represent the interests of Ukrainian sports.
“As an Olympic champion, as a person who has given his whole life to sport and continues to live this cause, I cannot remain silent. Yesterday, the representative of the pro-Russian party OPZZ, the deputy from the Dnipropetrovsk regional council Mykhailo Koshlyak was included in the highest executive body of the NOC – the Executive Committee. he said in a comment to “FACTS”.
According to him, the person who shared or broadcast the pro-Russian narratives of the already banned party in Ukraine will now make decisions at the level of the NOC’s top management body.
“I personally don’t have this surah in my head. I want public answers: who recommended OPZA representatives for these positions? Who approved their applications? Who is this person? Can there be several of them? Do you really think that a person who has at least something in common with such traitors to Ukraine as Viktor Medvedchuk can represent the interests of Ukrainian sports? — Mykhailichenko asked.
He added that “this usually exceeds all limits of what is permissible.”
According to Mykhailichenko, together with his colleagues, he intends to raise the issue of the exclusion of OPZzhist Koshlyak from the Executive Committee of the NOC.
We will remind you that the results of the elections in the main sports structure of the country caused considerable indignation among Ukrainians. And the legend of Ukrainian football, Andriy Shevchenko, who was elected vice-president of the organization as a result of the NOC elections, left his post precisely because of the “committee composition”, which included representatives of the pro-Russian party OPZZ.
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