Russian freestyle wrestler Artur Sargsian is facing criticism for his actions on the international stage. Sargsian has been using sporting events as a platform to defend the "honor" of the Russian armed forces during Russia's ongoing war against Ukraine. This has led to condemnation from various quarters as it is seen as an inappropriate use of sports to promote a military agenda.
Many argue that sports should remain a neutral ground for competition and should not be utilized to endorse or justify military actions. Sargsian's actions have reignited the debate about the separation of politics and sports, emphasizing the need for athletes to refrain from involving themselves in such contentious matters on the international stage.