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Ukrainian tennis star Sergiy Stakhovsky enlisted in his country’s military reserves as Russia continues its invasion of the state, he explained.
Stakhovsky, 36, a 4-time ATP Tour title winner who rose to stardom following he defeat Roger Federer at Wimbledon in 2013, stated Saturday that he joined the armed forces past week and was eager to return to his household place to aid struggle, Reuters documented.
“Of system, I would combat, it’s the only cause I’m seeking to get back,” Stakhovsky explained to Sky News, noting he does not have army expertise, but he has “practical experience with a gun privately.”
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“My father and brother are surgeons, they are pressured out, but I converse to them commonly — they slumber in the basement,” he added, Reuters described.
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In a social media article, Stakhovsky claimed he was very pleased of his state and its armed forces.
“I am happy of @ukraine_defence I am very pleased of @national_guard_of_ukraine I am very pleased of my president @zelenskiy_official I am proud of each Ukrainian. I am very pleased to be Ukrainian.
Imagine in our army … consider in our invincibility. Glory to Ukraine,” he wrote in a post, according to an English translation.
Dayana Yastremska, yet another Ukrainian tennis experienced, wrote on social media that her loved ones sent her and her sister out of the place for their basic safety.
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“Immediately after expending two nights in the underground parking, my moms and dads built a conclusion at any price to ship me and my small sister out of Ukraine! Mom, Father, we really like you pretty considerably, consider treatment of yourself!!! I enjoy you my country,” she wrote on Instagram.
Lesia Tsurenko, an additional Ukrainian tenis participant, termed for the tennis neighborhood to united alongside one another to assist Ukraine and to condemn Russian aggression.
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“It’s just unacceptable that persons in my state die mainly because of political ambitions of [a] Russian dictator!” she wrote in a put up. “I just want peace and want to be in a position to come back again home.”