European Parliament to call on diplomats to boycott World Cup in Russia – media

13:10, 11 June 2018
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"The European Parliament is likely to call for a diplomatic boycott of the 2018 World Cup in a resolution on human rights in Russia that is set to pass on 14 June," a Brussels-based RFE/RL journalist Rikard Jozwiak wrote on Twitter.

On June 14, the European Parliament will hold a debate and vote on a resolution on human rights situation in Russia, and in particular, on the wrongfully-imprisoned Ukrainian filmmaker Oleh Sentsov, who has been on a hunger strike since May 14.

The European Green Party faction in the European Parliament has launched a campaign to attract the attention of football fans to human rights violations in Russia, where the 2018 World Cup will begin soon.

Ukrainian artist Andriy Yermolenko created a series of posters dedicated to 2018 FIFA World Cup hosted by Russia, showing the brutal and bloody nature of Russia's current regime.

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