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(Ukraine uprising) Olympians vow to fly the flag
(02-19 19:11)

Ukraine's team at the Winter Olympics in Sochi said they were shocked by the violence and vowed to do everything to bring back medals for their nation.
The team, in a joint statement published on the website of the Ukrainian Olympic Committee called for dialogue to end the violence.
Ukraine's Olympic Committee is headed by the former Olympic pole vault champion Sergey Bubka who is one of his country's best known figures.
“We are shocked by the events that happened in the last day in our country. Our families and loved ones are at home and we cannot not be worried by their fate and the fate of our Fatherland,'' the statement said.
“Here in Sochi, we will make every effort so that Ukrainian flag hangs above the Olympic podium and the national anthem of Ukraine is played in honor of our victory.''
The team called for a “dialogue to listen to each other and prevent further bloodshed,'' it added.
Bubka added in his own personal statement: “For the sake of the future of our kids let's do everything possible to get back to negotiations and make a compromise.''
“I'm ready to do everything I can to help the peaceful process because I love my country and our people and believe in our future, together.''—AFP

   
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