Boycott of the FAI European Championship in Serbia

The Spacemodelling Sport Federation of Ukraine has been promoting and developing spacemodelling sports in Ukraine for many years. During that time, we have filled our ranks with a large number of athletes, many of which are clear winnners. The Federation has always been guided by the norms of international and Ukrainian law, all actions are taken exclusively on the basis of creation and peace.

Most of our community consists of children and adolescents who are currently suffering from a full-scale russian invasion. Some members of the Spacemodelling Sport Federation of Ukraine are located in occupied territories. The rockets flying over their heads are definitely not peaceful. These terrorists are destroying our schools, kindergartens, universities, hospitals and critical infrastructure.

All democratic countries of European Union are imposing sanctions to deter russia and end the war as soon as possible. Despite this, Serbia, which wants to join the great and friendly union, has refused to support the EU’s sanctions policy. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic claims that sanctions against russia are immoral. All while the civilian population of Ukraine is being destroyed and hundreds of innocent children are dying.

Thousands of people took part in ultra-nationalist marches in Serbia in support of putin and russia. It is worth noting that many demonstrators used the Z symbol, which civilized countries have begun to recognize as a symbol of nazism.

We love our country. We will not participate in initiatives in a country where the government and part of the population support the bloody tyrant and do not respect European values. Supporting such a regime today is a danger to the whole world tomorrow.

Given the above, the Presidium of the Spacemodelling Sport Federation of Ukraine has decided to boycott the FAI European Championship in Serbia.