"We can only hope that nuclear missiles..." World champion from the Russian Federation talks about the main hope in Russia's war against Ukraine
World 110m hurdles champion Sergey Shubenkov made a cynical statement that only politicians want the war in Ukraine. The athlete, who spoke about "Ukrainian TV", mocking Yaroslava Maguchikh, decided to pretend that Russian citizens do not massively support aggression against our country, and was also afraid of a nuclear strike.
Shubenkov expressed this opinion in an interview with Sport-Express. The 32-year-old native of Barnaul said that he tried to avoid news about the war in Ukraine, taking a typical position for Russian society, which does not speak out against the crimes of Vladimir Putin's dictatorial regime in another country.
"I can't say that I follow the news closely. I am just lucky that I am where I am, and not at the frontline or in Shebekino. There are people who are much less fortunate. It is impossible to do anything about it. There is a certain humility. At first, I realised that in order to come to my senses more effectively, I needed to get away from all social media. It became easier. Of course, it won't go away quickly. It is unlikely that most people need the current situation, but it means that someone does. We can only hope that the nuclear missiles will not fly," Shubenkov said.
Earlier, he expressed confidence that Russian athletes would go to the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris "somehow through one place".
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, Olympic ice dancing champion and native of Dnipro Tatiana Navka said she did not know "how this could happen to neighbouring countries" when she heard about Ukraine.