Minister of Youth and Sports of Ukraine Vadym Gutzeit took part in the traditional evening of European sports in Brussels.
Among the guests of honor of the event attended European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth Maria Gabriel, President of the European Olympic Committees Spyros Capralos and other representatives of the European sports movement, Ukrinform reports.
President of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach and President of the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine Serhiy Bubka addressed the participants with a video message.
Gutzeit discussed with representatives of the European sports community issues of supporting the sports movement of Ukraine in the face of Russian military aggression and providing assistance to representatives of the Olympic movement of Ukraine.
In addition, the Minister met with Ukrainian athletes – members of the NOC and EOC Athletes’ Commissions and held consultations in order to coordinate efforts to continue the sanctions pressure on the aggressor countries, in particular with the aim of removing athletes from the Russian Federation and Belarus from international competitions, canceling international sporting events in these countries, exclusion of their representatives from the governing bodies of international federations.