Alex Len
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Two NBA players from Ukraine, Alex Len and Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, issued a joint public statement condemning Russia for starting a war against their homeland.

In their statement the two players are also sending a message of support to the Ukrainian people and calling for an end of the war.

“A great tragedy befell our dear homeland Ukraine. We categorically condemn the war, Ukraine is a peaceful, sovereign state inhabited by people who want to decide their own destiny. We pray for our families, friends, relatives and all the people who are in the territory of Ukraine. We hope for an end to this terrible war as a soon as possible. Dear fellow Ukrainians, hold on! Our strength is in unity! We are with you!

“Alex Len & Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk”