Ukrainian activist Serhiy Sternenko in Twitter scolded the players of the Ukrainian national team Vitaly Mykolenko and Roman Yaremchuk for a photo with rapper Basta.
Sternenko said that he was ashamed of the actions of the athletes, because they were photographed with the artist, who “toured the occupied Crimea, participated in propaganda activities in support of the occupation, and his guards attacked the Ukrainian for questions about Crimea.” “Do they not know that the country for which they stand was attacked by Russia, which is constantly killing Ukrainians?” He asked.
Yaremchuk and Mykolenko as part of the Ukrainian national team played at the European Championship, where they reached the quarter finals. In the quarterfinals, the team suffered a crushing defeat to England with a score of 0: 4.
In May, Sternenko announced a large cash award for information on Basta’s whereabouts after he was spotted in Kiev.