Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia does not intend to boycott the Olympic games in Korea and will not hinder the participation of athletes under a neutral flag.
«We without a doubt won’t declare no blockade, we will not let our Olympians to participate if someone from them will want to participate in a personal capacity», — quotes RIA Novosti President’s words.
The President stressed that for many athletes preparing for the Olympics takes years of hard training, for these competitions athletes go all life, in this regard, Putin believes nespravedlive to take any arbitrary decisions of the authorities on this matter. But forcing athletes to compete under a neutral flag, nobody can.
«I also worry about children, many not only familiar to me, I consider them my friends, very worried about them. Each of them has to make a decision»,- said Putin.