The English Premier League suspends broadcasting agreement with Russia and donates one million pounds to Ukraine

The English Premier League suspends broadcasting agreement with Russia and donates one million pounds to Ukraine

The English Premier League announced the suspension of the broadcasting agreement with Russia, according to urgent news broadcast by Al-Arabiya TV a short time ago.

The Premier League also donated 1.3 million dollars to the benefit of the Ukrainian people.

A Premier League statement read: “The Premier League and its clubs today unanimously agreed to immediately suspend our agreement with Russian broadcasting partner Rambler (Okko Sport) and donate £1 million to support the people of Ukraine.

He added: “The League strongly condemns the Russian invasion of Ukraine, we demand peace and our thoughts are with all those affected, £1 million will be donated to the Disaster Emergency Committee to deliver humanitarian aid directly to those in need.”

This action comes after the clubs showed support at the league level for Ukraine, during the 28th round matches, where all club leaders wore special badges and fans joined players, managers, match officials and club staff in a moment of reflection and solidarity before the start of each match.

The large screens in the stadiums displayed “Football Standing Together” against the blue and yellow background of the Ukrainian flag.

The message of solidarity was visible to fans around the world via the Premier League’s digital channels and broadcast matches, as well as the many ways clubs continue to show their support.

Earlier, a senior economic adviser to Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky called on the world to make a sacrifice and endure possible gas price hikes in the near term to help thwart a Russian military attack and save lives, Politico reported.

Oleg Yustenko said that a global embargo on Russian oil imports led by the United States could end the military campaign launched by Russian President Vladimir Putin on Ukraine.

He explained that without Moscow’s badly needed oil and gas revenues, which represent a large share of total state income, Putin’s government will quickly face large deficits that it will not be able to finance under Western sanctions that have largely isolated Russia from global financial markets. Eventually, Putin will run out of money to fund his military campaign and he will be forced to step back, says Yustenko.

The economist added, he admits that it will be expensive for everyone, but the price that Ukrainians pay is their lives and the destruction of their cities and villages.

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