"With pain and concerns": Russian Olympic champion complains about explosions in Belgorod and dreams of "victory"
Svetlana Khorkina, a two-time Olympic champion, complained that she was in pain because of the news about the situation in Belgorod. The 45-year-old native of this city, in particular, reacted to the explosions on December 30, forgetting that before Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the residents of the city of 300,000 lived peacefully and did not die.
Khorkina cynically stated this in an interview with the propaganda news channel Match TV. The nine-time world champion in artistic gymnastics, with hypocrisy typical of representatives of the aggressor country, dreamed of a "victory" after which "silence will come to Belgorod."
"I read the news with pain and deep concerns. I really hope that we will soon have a victory and that there will be silence in my native bright Belgorod," Khorkina said, without specifying that her hometown is home to military facilities used by the Russian Armed Forces, in particular, to strike Kharkiv.
It should be noted that on December 30, the day after Russia's massive attack on Ukraine, dozens of explosions occurred in Belgorod. After that, a reinforced concrete shelter was installed in the Russian city, and residents were advised to seal their windows with tape.
On January 2, a series of powerful explosions occurred there again. Governor Gladkov reported one death. In the evening of January 4, explosions were also heard in Belgorod, and local authorities reported two victims and three dozen damaged cars.
As reported by OBOZ.UA, Olympic gymnastics champion David Belyavsky, who complained about "violence against Russian soldiers," refused to participate in the 2024 Olympics.