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"It is fully responsible for the damage to Ukraine": world sports legend puts Russian Fetisov in his place

Oleksandr ChekanovSport
Hašek answered Fetisov

Legendary hockey goalkeeper Dominik Hašek has categorically responded to former Russian national team player Vyacheslav Fetisov's demand to return to Russia the money he earned while playing for Spartak Moscow. The Nagano 98 Olympic champion noted that he earned it through his work and also played for the Red and Whites at a time when no one could have thought of an imminent war against Ukraine.

Hašek said this in an interview with CNN Prime News. The two-time Stanley Cup winner with Detroit emphasized that in the early 2010s, Russia seemed to him a fairly democratic country, but now it has turned into an aggressive state with imperial aspirations.

''It is fully responsible for the damage to Ukraine'': world sports legend puts Russian Fetisov in his place

"Back then, I would never have thought that four years later it would annex Crimea and subsequently launch the largest imperialist war in Europe since World War II. I earned the money through my work, the club owes me nothing, and neither do I. I personally don't demand anything from them for the fact that the situation in Russia has changed and they have started a war against a free country. However, I will certainly support Russia paying for all the material damage it has caused to Ukraine, as well as for all the lives lost, for which it is fully responsible," said Hašek.

''It is fully responsible for the damage to Ukraine'': world sports legend puts Russian Fetisov in his place
''It is fully responsible for the damage to Ukraine'': world sports legend puts Russian Fetisov in his place

Earlier, he said that non-Russians have no right to play in international tournaments "until they leave Ukraine and put Putin on trial." For this, CSKA's honorary president Boris Mikhailov attacked the Czech with insults.

It is worth noting that Hašek has consistently spoken out in support of Ukraine. After a trip to Kyiv and Kharkiv last summer, he recorded a video message to Ukrainians, wishing them to "drive the Russian sh*t away."

''It is fully responsible for the damage to Ukraine'': world sports legend puts Russian Fetisov in his place

As OBOZ.UA previously reported, Dominik Hašek was accused of hypocrisy after taking part in the opening ceremony of a National Hockey League match. In response, the former goalkeeper apologized for this step and called it a mistake.

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