ANDhe Ukrainian center, Volodymir Gerun, ex player of FC Barcelona, ??Breogán or Unicaja, answered the call from Radio MARCA from Turkey, where he attends with concern to everything that is happening in his country.
“I am worried about my country because everything is going very fast and you don’t know what is going to happen. My family is not going to run no matter what, for now it is safe. I’m not going to fight but people of my age, if they can, they will defend their country,” he acknowledged. “The news that people in Russia see is different from what the rest of the world sees. What Russian soldiers do with brainwashing is an act of terrorism because they don’t know one hundred percent what they are doing.”he explained.
The Ukrainian player also valued the complexity of the present in Büyükçekmece Basketbol, ??a team in which he plays. “I don’t have a lot of energy to put into basketball, but it’s my job. My teammates played very well against Spain and I know that many players have families in the most attacked regions. I felt very proud of my country. I don’t think I will be happier people but it will help digest the news. What happened in Córdoba with the people came out everywhere. I am here for sure, I talk to my family 5 or 6 times because I want to hear that they are okay. I don’t think there is a Ukrainian who sleeps well now. The only thing I think is that the war stops and no more people die,” he said.
Finally, the former ACB referred to the decisions that the Euroleague has taken regarding the participation of Russian teams. “It’s a shame that they say they need to play on a neutral court, it’s a shame for many Russian players who have different opinions than their government. I don’t think they will prevent them from playing because there are big sponsors behind them.”valued.