Macron: There can be no Russian flag in Paris in 2024

French President, Emmanuel Macronassured that not a single Russian flag would be able to fly in Olympic Games in Paris Next year, and that the participation of Russian athletes will be decided by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Ukraine has threatened to boycott the Games, although it could do so if athletes from Russia and Belarus, allies in the war, compete under a neutral flag rather than the national colors.

Macron told a French sports newspaper L’equip.

Of course, there cannot be a Russian flag at the Paris Games, I think there is a consensus on this. Because Russia as a country is not welcome at a time when it is committing war crimes and deporting children.

“The real question that the Olympic organization must decide is what place can be given to Russian athletes (…) a question that should not be politicized,” he added, stressing that Ukrainians should participate in IOC meetings on this issue. problem.

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has resulted in the deaths of tens of thousands of people, the destruction of cities, the expulsion of millions of people and the damage to the economy. Russian forces used Belarus as a base for their failed attack on Kyiv early in the invasion.

(according to information from Reuters)

Source: Aristegui Noticias