Yaroslav Amosov (26–0), the Ukrainian mixed martial artist who is the reigning Bellator MMA welterweight champion, has unfolded some latest happenings in his country which is under the turmoil of the ongoing war against Russia, stating that terrible things are happening in Ukraine and Amosov himself doesn’t see an end to it anytime soon.
You’re not saving us: Yaroslav Amosov sends a message to Russia
In the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the subsequent war that followed, the world has taken a stance against Russia and the President Vladimir Putin. In the combat sports scene, many fighters have spoken up against Russia, as well as Ukrainian world champion boxers such as Oleksandr Usyk, Vasiliy Lomachenko and the Klitschko brothers have even taken up arms for the country.
Taking to Instagram on Monday, Amosov shared a 2-minute video clip, taking about the horrific situation in his homeland- from the shooting of civilians to shelling orphanages and regular houses. . The 28-year-old, who hails from the city of Yrpin in the Kiyv Oblast, captioned the post with, “Our Ukraine is the best in the world,”
“Greetings to all. Wanted to say — well, wanted to repeat — many people talked about this special operation. You’re not saving us,” Amosov said in the clip, “We are defending ourselves. Russian troops came to our territory and they talk about saving us? It’s very interesting to me, who did you save in this house? And this is just a fraction of it. It drops [a shell] on orphanages and regular houses. They shoot at civilians.”
“Terrible things are happening. I don’t understand those people who don’t believe what is going on in our country, they watch their TV and think everything is okay here,” the welterweight champion continued, “They believe that you [the Russian people] are saving us. You’re not saving us, I don’t know how people of Ukraine will forgive Russia for what they did to our country. And this is not even the end.”
“Many people are dying. I don’t know how you can tell a person who lives in Ukraine what goes on here. I see it with my own eyes, I can hear it — well, I’m sure you guys can hear it. Our country will defend itself, our country will win. Our people are cohesive and our country is the best country in the world,” he added. [H/T MMAFighting]
Amosov clinched the Bellator MMA Welterweight title against Douglas Lima in the main event of Bellator 260 in June last year, defeating the Brazilian fighter via unanimous decision.
- Bellator MMA welterweight champion Yaroslav Amosov recently took to Instagram to detail the horrific condition happening in Ukraine in the wake of the war against Russia
- Amosov said that civilians are being shot and houses and orphanages are being shelled
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