Coach Tatyana Tarasova harshly criticized Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. The mentor of the athletes was outraged that he deprived the Ukrainian figure skater Viktor Petrenko of a state scholarship.
The reason for the sanctions against Petrenko was his performance in the Russian show. This situation aroused Tarasova’s indignation.
“The stupidest person is this Zelensky. Zero respect for champions. Petrenko will never return to them again. Will continue to participate in the show,” said the coach.
Tarasova wondered how a person who had never been associated with sports could deprive the champions of their well-deserved money, RBC Sport writes. According to the coach, in Ukraine there is a “circus led by circus performers.”