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Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin says it’s ‘racist’ Russia-Ukraine will get extra consideration than different conflicts

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Hector Bellerin has given his ideas on the continuing battle in Ukraine (Image: Getty)

Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin claims it’s ‘racist’ to show a blind eye to different world conflicts amid Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine.

Russian president Vladmir Putin gave the orders to invade Ukraine final month that has already resulted in hundreds of deaths and over ten million individuals being pressured to flee their houses.

US president Joe Biden and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson have condemned Putin’s actions however Bellerin believes nations are solely paying consideration as a result of it’s in Europe and different conflicts within the likes of Yemen and Iraq have been uncared for.

‘It’s fairly tough to see that we’re extra on this battle than in others,’ Bellerin informed La Media Inglesa.

‘I don’t know whether it is as a result of they’re extra like us or as a result of the battle can have an effect on us extra immediately each economically and when it comes to refugees.’

When discussing particular examples, the 27-year-old added: ‘The Palestinian battle has been utterly silenced, nobody speaks about it.

‘Yemen, Iraq… now Russia not with the ability to play within the World Cup is one thing that different nations have confronted for a few years.

Over ten million individuals have fled Ukraine because the battle began (Image: Andrea Carrubba/Anadolu Company through Getty Photographs)

‘It’s racist to have turned a blind eye to different conflicts and now to have this place.

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‘It additionally displays an absence of empathy for the variety of lives misplaced in lots of conflicts and we’re prioritising these which might be close to to us.’

Bellerin, who’s at the moment on mortgage at Actual Betis, is one in all a number of sports activities stars to talk out concerning the ongoing battle in latest weeks.

West Ham and Ukrainian star Andriy Yarmolenko recently revealed the devastating impact the battle has had on his household.

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‘When it began, on February 24, I arrived at coaching and couldn’t even speak. I had tears flowing. I requested the coach to let me go dwelling,’ he informed Ukrainian YouTube channel Soccer 1/2/3.

‘I didn’t consider this might occur. I despatched my household to Kyiv as a result of my baby needed to have a physician’s appointment.

‘Are you able to think about what I used to be like when it began the following morning? I simply wished to run and hit my head in opposition to a wall. What a idiot I used to be sending my household to Kyiv and I’m sitting in London.’

Bellerin’s feedback come amid Russia declaring an interest in hosting Euro 2028 or Euro 2032 – regardless of their golf equipment and nationwide groups being at the moment suspended by FIFA and UEFA.

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