Ukrainian 2014 chess champion Yuri Kuzubov shook arms with Russian grandmaster Vladislav Artemyev. Earlier than the beginning and after the tip of the seventh spherical of the Grand Swiss event in Switzerland, the 33-year-old chess participant congratulated the consultant of the aggressor nation.
Kuzubov’s act was instantly replicated by the Russian media, and followers from the Russian Federation bombarded Kuzubov with enthusiastic feedback.
The Ukrainian grandmaster performed with white items and gained. The Russians are taking part on this event beneath the flag of the Worldwide Chess Federation (FIDE).
Kuzubov was born in Sychevka (the executive heart of the Sychevsky district of the Smolensk area of Russia). Since early childhood he has lived in Kramatorsk.
On Might 27, 2023, Yuriy Kuzubov was included within the checklist of individuals who didn’t return to Ukraine, violating his obligations concerning the timing of return to the territory of Ukraine after the tip of the sporting occasion.
On July 29, the Ukrainian Chess Federation (UFC) revealed suggestions for Ukrainians taking part in worldwide competitions.
After the incident with Kharlan, the FSHU considers it advisable to chorus from shaking arms with representatives of Russia and Belarus, no matter what flag they fly beneath.