International Association of Football Lawyers sends message to Yuliya Bogdanova
The International Association of Football Lawyers [Association Internationale des Avocats du Football] (AIAF) has issued a statement condemning the military invasion of Ukraine by Russian armed forces.
The statement said the invasion was “without any justification”.
“Association Internationale des Avocats du Football would like to publicly express its support to all its members and friends affected by the dramatic situation in Ukraine,” the statement said. “As an association of lawyers, we strongly condemn the military invasion of Ukraine by the Russian armed forces, in total contradiction with international law and without any justification.”
The statement added: “A special thought for our member Yuliya Bogdanova (pictured) who warmly received us in this beautiful city of Kiev on the occasion of the 5th AIAF Congress in September 2017. We hope that she and all the Ukrainian civilian population will recover security and peace as soon as possible.”