Good luck with that: Ukrainian fans to hold protests during World Cup in Russia


January 23 , 2017 – Fort Russ News – 

DNR News – by Inessa Sinchougova

Ukraine is in negotiation with football federations and fan organizations about the possibility of boycotting the World Cup in 2018 in Russia, or holding protests within the framework of this event. This was reported by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Pavel Klimkin.

“We are talking with different federations, and fan organizations, in relation to raising political issues: either boycotting this championship altogether, or clearly expressing the fans’ positions during their stay in Russia. ” – said Klimkin at a press conference in Kiev.

Good luck with that. Given that Ukrainian football fans will be largely outnumbered by Russian fans on home turf, the only possibility for ‘civil action’ is a small campaign directed at Western TV cameras.  

Similarly, in recent days, a scarecrow of President Putin was erected in Kiev, and passersby were encouraged to kick soccer balls at it in protest to the World Cup 2018. Very sophisticated. 

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