A group of Turkish football fans sung Vladimir Putin’s name during Wednesday night’s game between Istanbul club Fenerbahçe and Dynamo Kyiv, prompting a reaction from Ukrainian officials.
Fenerbahce Fans shouted The name of Russian President Vladimir Putin after Dynamo Kyiv’s goal in the Champions League qualifier. Kyiv beat the Turkish team 2-1 to advance to the third qualifying round of Europe’s top competition.
“It is very sad to hear the words of support from Fenerbahçe supporters for the Russian murderer and aggressor who bombed our country,” said Ukraine’s Ambassador to Turkey Vasyl Bodnar responded.
“I did not expect these songs. It’s a shame,” Dynamo coach Mircea Lucescu told Turkish media after the game.
“Ukraine overthrew Vladimir Putin on Turkish soil 2-1… We recommend Turkish fans to stay on the winning side,” Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesman Oleg Nikolenko said. . said.