The situation of the two federations existing in our sport was relatively normal. The WAF and the IFA basically stayed out of each other's way. The prevailing pandemic effectively distracted us from other problems. ()
And now we have a war. The sports world, specific people, associations and organizations are turning their backs on Russian and Belarusian athletes. WAF is an exception. By plunging itself, will it also pull our entire sport into the gutter? I hope it won't come to that, but there is such a danger.
We have information that the WAF has invited or allowed athletes from Russia and Belarus to compete in its World Championships (in Turkey).
We read about it on the Ukrainian Federation's website:
„Important information! We've heard some rumors, that WAF want to allow russian and belarus federation to compete on World Championship in Turkey. We want to remind dear WAF, that russian federation have officially supported war in Ukraine and wrote letter to putin with words of support. SUPPORTED to kill Ukrainian childrens, civilian peoples, bombing maternity hospitals, kindergartens, schools. The war continues and every day civilian people die from the occupiers hands.