The Ukrainian ex-BVB star Andriy Yarmolenko has urged the Russian national team to take action.
The West Ham United attacker criticized the silence of Russian professionals on Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine in a video on Instagram.
“I have a question for the Russian internationals: guys, why are you sitting there like idiots and not saying anything?” asked Yarmolenko, who was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, to Ukrainian parents and was with BVB in the 2017/2018 season The contract said: “In my country they kill people, women, mothers, our children. But you don’t say anything, you don’t comment.”
“You guys have an impact on people”
He knows many players from Russia’s national team. “You all told me that it shouldn’t be the case that your president doesn’t behave correctly,” Yarmolenko continued: “Well guys, you have an influence on the people, show them, I beg you. It’s on time to show your elbows – in real life.”
On Tuesday, a group led by Yarmolenko and Oleksandr Zinchenko from Manchester City spoke out in a video message for an end to the war.
In addition to the two Premier League stars, other Ukrainian players also had their say in the two-minute video. In it they called for “showing the truth about the war in Ukraine by all possible means” and “opposing Russian propaganda”.