Russian biathlete Polina Plusnina is facing criticism after expressing her support for Russia's military invasion of Ukraine in a recent interview. Plusnina stated that she has always supported the leaders of her country and believes that Russia's actions in Ukraine are justified. Her comments were met with immediate backlash from fans and fellow athletes, with many accusing her of supporting an illegal and immoral act of aggression.
Many fans are disappointed that an athlete would use their platform to promote a political agenda that has caused so much harm and suffering. There have been calls for international sports organizations to take action against individuals who publicly support Russia's invasion of Ukraine, including possible sanctions and bans from future events.