Russia will not support traditional ceasefire before the Olympic Games

The resolution for a ceasefire before the Olympic Games was not adopted by Russia. Normally, the resolution is passed unanimously every year, but this year, in addition to Russia, Syria also abstained. This was reported by The Kyiv Independent.

The Olympic Truce lasts from the seventh day before the start of the Games to the seventh day after the end of the Paralympic Games, which will take place in Paris in 2024. The member states that uphold the ceasefire commit to ensuring the safe passage and participation of all involved in the events. The Russian delegation condemned the decision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) not to invite Russia and Belarus to the Olympic Games in Paris as discriminatory and politically motivated.

The country proposed an amendment to the ceasefire resolution to prohibit “discrimination in sports.” The proposal was not considered. Ukrainian delegates Anastasiia Tokarska UN Khrystyna Hayovyshyn stated that Russia’s move is another signal of its disinterest in international cooperation. “We should not be surprised that this resolution was brought to a vote by the Russian Federation, a country that has broken the Olympic Peace three times in the modern history of the Games,” she said.

Image:, Vladimir Putin (24.06.2023), CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons (image size changed)

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