Share Tweet Pocket Add to Bookmarks
You're reading: Symonenko: Sportsmen, celebrities shouldn’t undergo political manipulation during elections
Popular
on social media

In an interview with the Vinnychyna Channel in Vinnytsia, he said
that sportsmen, writers and musicians are professionals in their fields,
and today “they are being used to distract people’s attention from the
real problems,” according to the press service of the CPU.

“I have no objections to the fact that they are running for
parliament. But how can we speak about a sportsman in politics, while
sport in Ukraine is a business, and not a national health program? The
recent Olympics proved this,” the politician said.

Symonenko added that most of famous people don’t realize that their professional success is used for political purposes.

Exclusive article

Sign up or subscribe to view more articles.
Try Kyiv Post for just 99¢ for the first month!
See All Plans
$5.95
Monthly plan
Get unlimited article access, anytime, anywhere.

Subscribe
$60
Yearly plan
Access all the exclusive content on KyivPost.com and the complete online archive.
Subscribe
Advertisement

Add comment

Sorry, you must be logged in to post a comment.
More in this section
Attention

Add a picture
Choose file
Add a quote
Attention

Are you sure you want to delete your comment?

Attention

Are you sure you want to delete all user's comments?

Attention

Are you sure you want to unapprove user's comment?

Attention

Are you sure you want to move to spam user's comment?

Attention

Are you sure you want to move to trash user's comment?

Spelling error report

The following text will be sent to our editors: