Ukraine: You’re silent while peaceful civilians are killed – Everton’s Mykolenko slams Russia players

Everton defender, Vitaliy Mykolenko, has slammed Russia captain, Artem Dzyuba and his international teammates for their silence over the invasion of Ukraine.

The Ukrainian, who joined Everton from Dynamo Kyiv last January, embraced his international teammate Oleksandr Zinchenko before Manchester City’s clash with Everton at the weekend.

But, while support for Ukraine has been widespread, Mykolenko is furious that it has not extended to players from the Russian national football team.

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In a post on Instagram in his native language, Mykolenko said: “whilst you remain silent along with your football teammates, peaceful civilians are being killed in Ukraine.

“You will be locked in your dungeon for the rest of your life and most importantly the lives of your kids. And I’m glad.”

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Mykolenko’s post came the day after FIFA and UEFA suspended Russia from all competitions.

Meanwhile, Alisher Usmanov, who has sponsorship links to Everton, has had his assets frozen as part of sanctions imposed by the European Union.

 

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