"Thank you for what they do for the world": world hockey legend scattered in gratitude to Ukrainians
Legendary Czech hockey goalkeeper Dominik Hašek once again thanked Ukrainians for opposing Russian aggression. The Olympic champion of Nagano-98 emphasized that the inhabitants of our country and its soldiers on the front line defend not only their homeland, but also the freedom of the whole world.
Gaszek said this in an interview with the Russian publication "Present Time". The Stanley Cup winner recalled his trip to Kharkiv and Kyiv in early summer. Speaking about it, he noted that in this way he wanted to express his gratitude and support for Ukrainians, as well as for hockey in our country.
"I wanted to say thank you not only for what Ukraine is doing for their country. But also for what they are doing for my country, for the rest of the world, because it is very important. They are defending not only their country, but also the freedom of the world. And I wanted to say thank you to them. Also, as a former hockey player, I wanted to talk to their federation and support Ukrainian hockey. Unfortunately, today Ukrainian kids can only play in six or seven arenas, because all the others are damaged, completely destroyed or in the Russian-occupied zone. And I came there to support Ukrainian hockey so that it survives and children can go out on the ice and play," Hašek said.
It should be noted that after his trip to Ukraine, the Czech recorded a video message to the Ukrainians, wishing them to "kick the Russian crap". He also put Russian Vyacheslav Fetisov in his place, who demanded that Hasek return to Russia all the money he earned at Spartak.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL, two-time Olympic champion Vyacheslav Fetisov expressed outrage over the conditions of admission of Russian athletes to the 2024 Olympics in Paris in neutral status and accused the IOC of bullying Russian representatives when they "fight for the future of the country" in Ukraine.