FIDE Council condemns Russia’s military action

An extraordinary meeting of the FIDE Council took place on Sunday to address the issues related to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Among other decisions, the council decided to ban Russia and Belarus from organizing official FIDE competitions, to terminate sponsorship agreements with Belarusian and Russian sanctioned and/or state-controlled companies, and to condemn public statements from members of the chess community who support unjustified military action — i.e. Sergey Karjakin and Sergey Shipov. | Pictured: GM Oleksandr Sulypa, captain of the Ukrainian chess team, armed in the city of Lviv

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