EPL: Chelsea release statement on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine after Abramovich hands over club

Chelsea have released a statement on Russia’s continued military assault on Ukraine.

This comes less than 15 hours after Russian owner Roman Abramovich announced he was relinquishing the “stewardship and care” of the club.
A terse statement on Sunday morning, read: “The situation in Ukraine is horrific and devastating.

“Chelsea FC’s thoughts are with everyone in Ukraine. Everyone at the club is praying for peace.”

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Notably, there is no mention of Russia, or the Russian invasion.

Abramovich who is a Russian oligarch bought over the Blues in 2003.

Since then, they have won five Premier League titles and two Champions League trophies.

 

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