Putin backs China in rejecting Olympic diplomatic boycott

25/1/2022 3:39:00 PM

Putin backs China in rejecting Olympic diplomatic boycott

Putin backs China in rejecting Olympic diplomatic boycott

MOSCOW : President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia and China shared common values and that both rejected the diplomatic boycott by some Western countries of the 2022 Winter Olympics that open in Beijing on Feb. 4.The United States, Canada, Australia and Britain have announced they will not send

MOSCOW : President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia and China shared common values and that both rejected the diplomatic boycott by some Western countries of the 2022 Winter Olympics that open in Beijing on Feb. 4.The United States, Canada, Australia and Britain have announced they will not send any state officials to the Games because of China's human rights record. China has said these countries will have to pay a price.

Speaking to Russian Olympians during a televised virtual meeting, Putin said Russia and its"Chinese friends" shared an approach to international sport."Together (with China) we oppose the politicisation of sport and demonstrative boycotts," Putin said."We support traditional Olympic values: equality and justice first of all."

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LinkedIn MOSCOW : President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia and China shared common values and that both rejected the diplomatic boycott by some Western countries of the 2022 Winter Olympics that open in Beijing on Feb.https://str.Vladimir Putin President of Russia BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government on Saturday distanced itself from comments made by its navy chief after video footage emerged in which the vice-admiral said Russian President Vladimir Putin deserved respect and that Kyiv would never win back annexed Crimea from Moscow.said all Russian President Vladimir Putin really wants is "respect," and that "giving him respect is low cost, even no cost.

4. The United States, Canada, Australia and Britain have announced they will not send any state officials to the Games because of China's human rights record. "George, you have to understand that Ukraine is not even a country. China has said these countries will have to pay a price. The remarks come at a sensitive time as Russia has amassed tens of thousand of troops on Ukraine's borders and diplomatic efforts are ongoing to prevent the situation from escalating into war. Speaking to Russian Olympians during a televised virtual meeting, Putin said Russia and its"Chinese friends" shared an approach to international sport." These were the ominous words of President Vladimir Putin of Russia to President George W. "Together (with China) we oppose the politicisation of sport and demonstrative boycotts," Putin said." Schönbach also suggested that both India and Germany could benefit from cultivating closer ties with Russia as a way to counter rising Chinese influence and preserve Christian civilization against the officially atheist Chinese Communist Party .

"We support traditional Olympic values: equality and justice first of all. Mr Putin was furious: Nato (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) had just announced that Ukraine and Georgia would eventually join the military alliance. "Admiral Schoenbach will get the opportunity to express his views to the chief of defence," the spokesperson added." Putin will fill the void left by foreign dignitaries at the opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympics and will meet his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping while in the Chinese capital. Russia and China have moved closer together as both have come under increasing pressure from the West - Moscow over its military build-up near its border with Ukraine and Beijing over trade issues and human rights. At the time, I was the national intelligence officer for Russia and Eurasia, part of a team briefing Mr Bush. At the Beijing Games, which run until Feb. "And my God, giving someone respect is low cost, even no cost. 20, the 212 Russian athletes will be competing as representatives of the Russian Olympic Committee under the acronym"ROC", as they did at the Tokyo Summer Olympics last year. But ultimately, our warnings weren't heeded. I believe in God, and I believe in Christianity, and then [Russia is] a Christian country, even if Putin is an atheist, but it doesn't matter.

They will be competing without their flag and anthem because of sanctions to punish Moscow for providing doctored laboratory data to international anti-doping authorities that could have helped identify drug cheats. Russia was also deprived of its flag at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games in South Korea as punishment for state-sponsored doping at the 2014 Sochi Games. Ukraine got Russia's message loud and clear. It is easy to give him the respect he really demands - and probably also deserves," Schoenbach said, calling Russia an old and important country. Many Russians were also banned from the 2016 Rio Olympics. Russia has recognised some flaws in its implementation of anti-doping rules but denies running a state-sponsored doping programme. But in 2014, Ukraine wanted to sign an association agreement with the European Union, thinking this might be a safer route to the West. (Reporting by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber; Editing by Mark Trevelyan and Kevin Liffey) Source: Reuters . Schoenbach's comments that Crimea would never return to Ukraine and that Russia's president deserved respect could impair Western efforts to de-escalate the situation, it said in a statement.