Russian figure skater Mark Kondratyuk is under fire for his participation in pro-Kremlin rallies aimed at justifying Russia's military aggression against Ukraine. Kondratyuk, who has been a member of Russia's national figure skating team, was spotted attending a recent rally in Moscow alongside other high-profile athletes.
Critics have accused Kondratyuk of supporting Russia's aggression against Ukraine and using his platform as a public figure to spread propaganda. The rallies, organized by Kremlin supporters, have been widely criticized as attempts to justify Russia's military intervention in Ukraine.
Kondratyuk's participation in the rallies has drawn strong condemnation from many in the figure skating community. Some have called for him to be suspended from competition.