russians have already killed 100 Ukrainian sportspersons and coaches, injured four, and hold in captivity 22 more, Ukraine’s Youth and Sports Minister Vadym Huttsait said in a statement.
“More than 3,000 sportspersons are now defending Ukraine and entire Europe with weapons in their hands. In addition, over 1,100 sportspersons and coaches are acting as volunteers. All of them should have been in the gym now, training themselves and others, preparing for competitions,” Huttsait said.
None of them wanted this war, but none of them was able to stay away, he added.