Russian athletes are feeling the heat over the country’s raging war with Ukraine.The latest to condemn Russia’s aggression is the European Esports Federation (EEF) which has barred athletes from participating in the European Championships.

On 4 May, the EEF issued an official statement from the Federation Board expressing solidarity and support for Ukraine, as well as the exclusion of Russian athletes from competing in the European Championships.

Ukrainian Escorts Federation (UESF) has expressed its gratitude to the European Esports Federations for the stance taken in support of Ukraine.

UESF has also expressed the hope that the International Esports Federation (IESF) will reconsider its soft stance on sanctions against the Russian Esports Federation (RESF) and Russian athletes.