The International Olympic Committee “strongly condemns the violation of the Olympic truce by the Russian government” and announces that it wants to offer humanitarian assistance to Ukrainian athletes.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Thursday accused Moscow of having violated the Olympic truce by invading Ukraine, and announced that it wanted to offer humanitarian assistance to Ukrainian athletes. In a press release, the IOC “strongly condemns the violation of the Olympic truce by the Russian government”.
He points out that the 193 Member States of the United Nations adopted on December 2, 2021, by consensus, a resolution which calls for the respect of the Olympic truce for the Olympic and Paralympic Games of Beijing 2022 from seven days before the start of the Games. Olympic Games on February 4, until seven days after the closing of the Paralympic Games, which will take place from March 4 to 13.
“Today, IOC President Thomas Bach reiterates his call for peace made in his speeches at the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Olympic Games,” the IOC said in its statement.
The IOC also expressed its “deep concern for the security of the Olympic community in Ukraine”. He set up a working group to closely monitor the situation and “to coordinate, as far as possible, humanitarian assistance to members of the Olympic community in Ukraine”.