The Ukrainian basketball team received a standing ovation on Thursday in the World Cup qualifier against Spain.
Ukrainian players had to enter the stadium on the same day that Russian forces invaded Ukraine and bombed several cities.
The emotional moment came at the end of the match, as the Spanish fans, players and technical teams gave the Ukrainian national team a standing ovation, as you can see in the video.
The journalists present said that some of the Ukrainian players left the field in tears before being honored at the Cordoba Pavilion.
More than 130 dead in Russian attack in Ukraine
Russia launched a military attack on the territory of Ukraine, Thursday morning, with ground forces and bombing targets in several cities.
The attack has already killed at least 137 civilians and military personnel on Ukrainian soil, according to Kiev.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said the “special military operation” in Ukraine was aimed at “disarming and discrediting” its neighbor and that it was the country’s only way to defend itself, with the Kremlin specifying that the offensive would continue as long as necessary. , depending on its ‘outcome’ and ‘appropriateness’.
The international community in general immediately condemned the attack, and prompted emergency meetings of several governments, including the Portuguese, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Security Council.
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