December 23 2021 1:00pm

Putin calls diplomatic boycott of 2022 Beijing Olympics ‘a mistake’

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday called the diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics by countries including Canada and the U.S. “a mistake” driven by a desire to restrain China’s development. Putin told reporters that Washington will not prevent China’s emergence as a global competitor by using sports “to solve momentary political issues.”

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