Martina Navratilova Hit the former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo because he showed no concern to Ukrainians about their conflict with Russia.
Navratilova was visibly angry after Pompeo’s earlier anti-Ukraine pronouncements resurfaced and how Republicans sidelined the Russian regime’s misdeeds and instead supported them.
“Yes Mike, we don’t give a fuck. And so should you!!!” she posted.
Pompeo, who was in the cabinet during Donald Trump’s administration, has come under increasing scrutiny for his comments on Russia and Ukraine. Pompeo previously praised Vladimir Putin for being a KGF agent and knowing when to wield his power. He has now spoken out against the Russian war, but his criticism was politically motivated, since it was directed against Joe Biden and Putin was not mentioned at all. In 2020, while still a minister, Pompeo dismissed Ukraine as irrelevant in the paradigm of American politics. He reportedly pulled an NPR report aside and was furious with her for asking questions about Ukraine, saying: “Do you think Americans care about Ukraine??”
Martina Navratilova expresses her concern for Ukraine
Navratilova has been quite vocal in her support for Ukraine. The former world No. 1 previously expressed her concern for Ukrainian players who are currently on tour and far from their families in their home country. She has spoken out and is often seen sharing pro-Ukrainian posts on her social media. She has also been vocal in her criticism of Vladimir Putin, the main instigator of the war.
However, Navratilova defended Russian athletes and said they were under no obligation to take a clear stance on the situation, but praised the decision to suspend their federations and said allowing them to compete under a neutral flag was the right choice. She added that it is difficult for players to speak out against Russia as it is a totalitarian regime and they could endanger their families by doing so.
“I don’t think you should ask them to speak up about it because they have family to think about and now, you know, they can get 15 years in prison for talking about the war. Of course, the Ukrainians are the victims here, but the athletes from Belarus or Russia would be the victims on the other end if you don’t let them play,” Navratilova said in a previous interview with the New York Times.
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