In reaction to recent events in Ukraine, where the country was invaded by Russian troops, Zalgiris took the decision not to travel to Russia, where they were supposed to face CSKA Moscow and Zenit St. Petersburg.
„As we informed earlier, we initiated a discussion with the EuroLeague in regards to the current situation. While the league will address the actualities in a meeting tomorrow afternoon, we have decided that this reaction is not swift enough, and have taken the decision now not to travel to Russia where we were supposed to play two regular season games. We will be talking to teams from Western European clubs and will suggest a common decision not only to not play games in Russia, but to also boycott any games against Russian teams,” – noted Zalgiris director Paulius Motiejunas.
According to the EuroLeague schedule, the green-and-whites were set to play against CSKA Moscow on the 25th of March, and against Zenit on the 8th of April.