The minister stresses that sport must not be allowed to become a cover for those who contribute to war crimes.
“We have initiated a joint appeal by the Baltic ministers responsible for sport. The Polish sport minister has also joined in. We agreed on a joint appeal demanding that the international sports federations, as well as the [International – ELTA] Olympic Committee, refuse to admit Russian and Belarusian athletes to international competitions, to qualifying competitions,” Minister Šiugždinienė told reporters on Thursday.

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