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Washington Capitals issue statement on Ukrainian invasion, offer support to Russian players

Published March 8, 2022 at 5:59 PM
BY JOSH

The war in the Ukraine started on February 24th as the Russian army invaded the country with the hopes of overthrowing the government. Since that time the Washington Capitals have taken a ton of criticism, first for shielding Alex Ovechkin from the media, then for an anti-Ukrainian flag and sign policy and now for their statement on the entire situation.

Today the Washington Capitals issued the following statement:

STATEMENT FROM THE WASHINGTON CAPITALS

Monumental Sports & Entertainment and the Washington Capitals join the National Hockey League in condemning the Russian Invasion of Ukraine and the loss of innocent life. We urge and hope for a peaceful resolution as quickly as possible.


The Capitals also stand in full support of our Russian players and their families overseas. We realize they are being put in a difficult situation and stand by to offer our assistance to them and their families


It is strange that Monumental Sports & Entertainment's name wasn't apart of the support for Russian players. It seems this is simply a situation where the Capitals look to play both sides while appeasing the general public along with their Russian players (Alex Ovechkin, Ilya Samsonov and Dmitri Orlov).

Sometimes no statement is the best statement.
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Washington Capitals issue statement on Ukrainian invasion, offer support to Russian players

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