As the Brown University’s estimates for the ‘War on Terror’ of the 21st century have made clear, if indirect impacts of war are included then mortality can be many times more than the deaths caused directly by war and conflict.
The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) banned all Russian representative teams and clubs from competing in the Champions League and all other European tournaments next season on Monday.
Today, the Executive Committee made a number of decisions concerning the implications of that decision for its upcoming competitions. According to an official statement, “Russia will have no affiliated clubs participating in UEFA club competitions in the 2022/23 season.”
In the aftermath of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, UEFA suspended Russian clubs and national teams “until further notice” in February. It has also barred Russia from competing in the Women’s European Championship in July and from qualifying for next year’s World Cup as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Notably, on February 24, Russia launched a “special military operation” in Ukraine, which the West has condemned as an unjustified war. As a result, Western countries have imposed a slew of crippling sanctions on Moscow.
(Inputs from ANI)