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Russian President Vladimir Putin was stripped of his World Taekwondo black belt following his invasion of Ukraine.
World Taekwondo introduced Monday that Putin’s assaults on the jap European nation go in opposition to the group’s motto – “Peace is Extra Valuable than Triumph.”
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“World Taekwondo strongly condemns the brutal assaults on harmless lives in Ukraine, which go in opposition to the World Taekwondo imaginative and prescient of ‘Peace is Extra Valuable than Triumph’ and the World Taekwondo values of respect and tolerance,” the game’s governing physique mentioned in a press release.
“On this regard, World Taekwondo has determined to withdraw the honorary ninth dan black belt conferred to Mr. Vladimir Putin in November 2013.”
World Taekwondo mentioned Russian or Belarusian flags or nationwide anthems wouldn’t be displayed at future occasions.
“In solidarity with the Worldwide Olympic Committee, no Russian or Belarusian nationwide flags or anthems can be displayed or performed at World Taekwondo occasions. World Taekwondo and the European Taekwondo Union won’t arrange or acknowledge Taekwondo occasions in Russia and Belarus.”
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“World Taekwondo’s ideas are with the individuals of Ukraine and we hope for a peaceable and quick finish to this warfare.”
Putin’s standing as honorary president and ambassador for the Worldwide Judo Federation was additionally suspended on Sunday.
“In gentle of the continuing warfare battle in Ukraine, the Worldwide Judo Federation proclaims the suspension of Mr. Vladimir Putin’s standing as Honorary President and Ambassador of the Worldwide Judo Federation,” the group mentioned in a press release.
Putin had used the game to mission a picture of energy.
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On Tuesday, Russia had moved into Kharkiv, Ukraine, with navy strikes. The development on Ukraine’s second-largest metropolis had left a number of individuals lifeless.
The Related Press contributed to this report.