"Ten years ago, when our citizens said abroad that they are from Ukraine, they were asked whether it is Russia. Few people knew about Ukraine unfortunately. Nobody makes this mistake now," the presidential press office quoted the head of state as saying at a meeting with the athletes and their coaches, Censor.NET reports.
"Now, the whole world demonstrates solidarity with Ukraine in our struggle. Ukraine is a country that repels the Russian aggressor. The whole world knows the power of our army. Endurance, courage of the Ukrainian people. But it is extremely important for the whole world to learn about Ukraine from sporting victories as well," the president said.