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Russian sports minister speaks on athlete mobilization

Added 09-29-22 04:37:03am EST - “Russian Sports Minister Oleg Matytsin has said athletes will receive protection from the draft in some cases but must not be 'privileged'” - Rt.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “Russian sports minister speaks on athlete mobilization”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Russian Sports Minister Oleg Matytsin has said certain categories of the nation’s athletes will be exempt from the ongoing partial military mobilization, but added that sport should not consider itself as “separate” from the rest of society.

“Sport cannot be singled out as a separate community that should enjoy some kind of exclusive privileges,” Matytsin said at the ‘Russia – A Sporting Power’ forum in the city of Kemerovo on Thursday, according to TASS.

“We see that our athletes in previous years, and I hope during this period, show themselves to be patriots.

“It was announced many times at the start of the special military operation, they supported the president and expressed an absolutely unequivocal opinion that sport is a single family.

“All the problems, difficulties and tasks that the state is now solving, sport will solve together with everyone,” added the minister.

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