The Russian tennis player publicly said that she is against the war!



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The Russian tennis player publicly said that she is against the war!

Daria Kasatkina has shown her courage many times on and off the tennis courts. A few days ago, the Russian tennis player publicly said that she is against the war and Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Many believe that she will suffer the consequences in her homeland because of this, but she doesn't seem to be afraid.

"I just want the war to end."- Kasatkina said. "It was great to come out: I haven't seen any negative reactions, especially from people I know. It is a very delicate subject. I'm so grateful, it made me feel great. Many athletes complimented me.

It's really nice. Honestly, coming out helped me. I felt less pressure. It took a load off my shoulders. Words against the war in Ukraine? Of course I'm worried. I have many friends in Ukraine. Listening to their stories, what they tell me.

I put myself in their shoes and it's very painful. It's very difficult, they've been living in these circumstances for almost a year. I want this to end as soon as possible, but sadly it's not up to me."

Kasatkina and war

Kasatkina herself bears the consequences for everything.

She has many friends in Ukraine for whom she feels sadness. Moreover, Kasatkina has not seen her father for two years, which is really sad. She hopes that things can change "You never know what might happen. For many people, having the support of family and friends is important.

It was very difficult because my friends and family couldn't travel with me, first because of COVID and then because of the war. It's hard not being able to see the people I love on a regular basis. In fact, I can barely see them. I've been here for two years without seeing my father. He is what he is he. Unfortunately that's life."