The world champion under versions WBC, WBO, WBA, IBF Ukrainian boxer Alexander Usik, who beat Russian Murat Gassieva in the final of the world Boxing series, held in Moscow, is a sports idol, and Heroes of Ukraine are the soldiers that protect the country in the Donbass.
This was stated by first Vice-speaker of the Ukrainian Parliament Irina Gerashchenko in Facebook.
Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman congratulated Ukrainian boxer Alexander Usik with a historic victory over Russian Gassim and invited the President of Ukraine Peter Poroshenko to give the Mustache the title of Hero of Ukraine.
“With all due respect to our athletes and their achievements and victories, the joy that the Ukrainian Flag is raised in honor of these victories, and the sound of Ukrainian anthem, the realization that the state should support the development of sport, I consider it populist and ill-conceived statement that the winner in a sports fight should get the title Hero of Ukraine”, – she said.
The politician stressed that the real Ukrainian heroes are defending the country in the Russian-Ukrainian war, which continues in the Donbas.
Heroes of Ukraine – on the front! They are defending Ukraine in real battles with Moscow and not in Moscow. And I wish our government in the rear of the remembered, where the war is where the real heroes, not sports idols. And that the government is not confused with the righteous sinful, did not prevent all in a heap, and was not engaged in populism and demagoguery on the subject of heroes. Perhaps, if you’ve ever visited the front line and under fire, it would not engage in demagoguery,
– added Gerashchenko.
We will remind, on the night of July 22 in the Russian capital Moscow hosted the final of the world Boxing series between the Ukrainian Alexander Usik and Russian Marat Gassim. The unanimous decision of judges the victory was won by Ukrainian.