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The young athlete also gave a speech in the Kremlin, which spread virally on social media and provoked the anger of fans.
Veronica Stepanova’s speech to Vladimir Putin
Veronica Stefanova praised Vladimir Putin’s regime, which began a year before the birth of the sportswoman, and alluded to the war in Ukraine.
”I was born in January 2001. Before my eyes, Russia has once again become strong, proud and prosperous. Not everyone likes it, it’s obvious. But, we are on the right track and will definitely win as we did at the Olympics.
Today I am proud to receive such an honor from the President of our country. Thank you so much for raising the country flag! And sure not to let this gold medal go“Veronica Stepanova before Vladimir Putin.
Severe reaction after the speech of Alexander Tolkopolov, Veronica Stepanova
Former Ukrainian tennis player Alexander Tolkopolov responded to the Russian woman’s speech on Twitter, denouncing her, and highlighting a particular section about the war with Veronica Stepanova.
”So Olympic champion Veronica Stepanova has said, “Russia is on the right track and we will definitely win like we did in the Olympics.” It was as if Russian athletes had nothing to do with politics, as if they were innocent. Yes definitely! Message from the former tennis player, referring to the arguments put forward by those who took a stand against the sanctions imposed on Russian athletes due to the war.
Elena Svitolina, a Ukrainian tennis player, commented with an emoticon expressing her anger at Alexander Tolkopolo’s post.
Tags: Alexander Tolkopolov , Veronica Stepanova
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