The Kremlin responded to the question about a possible boycott of the Olympics-2018

Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov on Wednesday answered the question of journalists, whether the Kremlin is considering the possibility of a boycott of the winter Olympics 2018 in Pyeongchang.


Journalists in a briefing on Wednesday asked Dmitry Peskov, is it possible boycott of the Games in Pyeongchang from Russia? Before this subject was again raised in the media due to the fact that a number of the leading sportsmen of the Russian Federation, including the net, not the IOC made the list of invitees to the Olympics. In addition, there was information that the Russians will forbid to carry by on tribunes the Russian flag.

“You know, now, probably, it is important to avoid words such as boycott,” warned Dmitry Peskov.

As RIA “Novosti”, he explained that you need to consider the fact that now many issues are discussed and exaggerated, but “it is unclear with reference to whom, and it is unclear official this information or not.”

Sands gave the example of the information that the Russians will supposedly forbidden to carry on the rostrum of the Russian flag.

“As you know, the IOC decision, which was published, nothing about it was said,” Peskov stressed.

He added that now we need at the expert level to find out how much this information is reliable, why it came and from whom.

“The main thing here is to maintain a sober approach in the first place, in the interests of our athletes, who, as you know, decided to participate in these Olympic games. And this decision was met with understanding and supported”, – said the press Secretary of the head of state.

Sands also called for continued dialogue with the IOC, despite the difficult situation.

“MOK need to talk and need to defend their rights as possible”, – concluded the representative of the Kremlin.

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