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Shocking news: Canadian Ukrainian Congress has requested Government to not allow Ovechkin in the country

Published December 30, 2022 at 1:10 PM
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The Canadian Ukrainian Congress is a non profit organization representing the Ukrainian community in Canada. This week, they made an official request to the Government, asking them to not allow Alex Ovechkin into the country. Here is a part of the letter they posted on their site.

"[He] campaigned for him in the fraudulent Russian election in 2018. Ovechkin continues to support Putin as "his president" even in the face of Russia's genocidal war in Ukraine. Ovechkin has never condemned Russia's genocidal war and continues to post a photo of himself with Putin on his social media account."

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"Ovechkin's refusal to speak out against the genocide Russia is committing against Ukraine, and his ongoing support of Putin and the Russian regime is offensive to the Ukrainian community in Canada. Permitting Ovechkin to enter Canada would send the wrong message to Canadians who are already perplexed by what appears to be the unwillingness of the Government of Canada to act against the Russian regime in Canada."



Ovechkin already spoke publicly about the ongoing war, and his message was nothing but positive for both parties :

"Obviously, it's hard situation. I have lots of friends in Russia and Ukraine and it's hard to see the war," Ovechkin said back in February. "I hope soon it's going to be over, and it's going to be peace in the whole world."

Source: Washingtonhockeynow.com
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