UEFA Moves Champions League Final From Russia to France Over Ukraine Crisis
The Kremlin promised to retaliate with its own punitive measures, while Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused the West of turning a blind eye to war crimes committed by Kiev in the LPR and DPR.
Football organisations too voiced their condemnation of Russia's actions. Both FIFA and UEFA expressed their opposition to the special operation in Ukraine.
"We remain resolute in our solidarity with the football community in Ukraine and stand ready to extend our hand to the Ukrainian people. UEFA shares the international community's significant concern for the security situation developing in Europe and strongly condemns the ongoing Russian military invasion in Ukraine", UEFA said