A boycott of the 2018 world Cup. How Ukraine will put pressure on Russia

Бойкот ЧМ-2018. Как Украина будет давить на Россию

Ukrainian authorities said that, in 2018, will put pressure on Moscow over the Donbas and the annexation of the Crimea with the help of Western partners.

Ukraine will increase pressure on Russia with the help of Western partners, said foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin on January 22, voicing the plans for 2018.

In this regard, Ukraine is in talks with football federations and fans about the possibility of a boycott of the 2018 world Cup, which will be held in the summer in Russia or organize protests in the tournament.

Корреспондент.net understand how Ukraine is going to put pressure on Russia.


A boycott of the 2018 world Cup

The world Cup FIFA will take place at 12 stadiums in 11 cities of Russia in the period from 14 June to 15 July. The main international tournament, as usual, will involve 32 national teams.

Ukrainian national team will not be 21 world Championships she failed to qualify for the championship, finishing only third in a difficult qualifying sextet with the Icelanders and Croats (which went on), as well as the Turks, Finns and the national team of Kosovo.

However, in the course of the qualifying campaign in Ukraine was discussed the types of possible boycott of the 2018 world Cup.

In may last year, the head of the National public television company of Ukraine Zurab Alasania talked about the intention to abandon broadcasts of matches of the championship, even in the case of the Ukrainian team.

The President of the football Federation of Ukraine Andriy Pavelko said recently that it plans to attend a tournament in Russia, even though they occupied the seat of the member of the disciplinary Committee of the International football Federation.

22 Jan Klimkin held a final press-conference on which has shared manami of the MFA of Ukraine on 2018.

He said that Ukraine will remain committed to integration into the EU and NATO, and will also increase pressure on Russia with the help of Western partners.

During the conference in Kiev took action Kicked dictator with the requirement to boycott the world Cup 2018 in Russia.

Бойкот ЧМ-2018. Как Украина будет давить на Россию

Ukraine yuudet to boycott the 2018 world Cup in Russia / EPA

Klimkin said that to cancel the championship will not be released, however, told about the begun negotiations on this issue.

“We are talking to different federations… With different organizations of fans on how they can raise different political issues: or boycotting the championship, or clearly expressing their position during the stay in Russia”, – said Klimkin.


Sanctions and peacekeepers

Klimkin also promised to continue to fight for the expansion of sankcii against Russia and increased international pressure because of the aggression in Donbas and annexation of Crimea.

The Minister plans to discuss with German counterpart Sigmar Gabriel violations by the companies of Germany to the EU sanctions against Russia.

During the Munich ocnference security, which will be held in February, Klimkin will participate in the Normandy four meeting at the level of foreign Ministers. At this meeting the main topic will be the release of prisoners of Ukrainians.

“More than 60 political prisoners: 22 in Russia, ostalnye in the Crimea”, – said the Minister of foreign Affairs.

Klimkin said about the need to “break the resistance” of Russia, which will not allow LDNR international humanitarian organization on the search for the missing.

In addition, the head of the Ukrainian foreign Ministry spoke about the continued work on the introduction of the UN peacekeeping mission, noting that at the moment, failed to achieve any concessions.

“Russia does not trust the UN and the organization of peacemakers, calling them occupying the property, wants to keep its colony to hold elections and to begin with Donbass fragmentation of Ukraine”, – said Klimkin.

Ukraine denounced the 35 Ukrainian-Russian documents and plans to do the same with another eight.