Boxer Usyk was stripped of the title of “Honorary Citizen of Simferopol” for discrediting Russia
SIMFEROPOL, April 26 – Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usyk was deprived of the title of “Honorary Citizen of Simferopol” by the decision of the city council, the press service of the city council reported.
On April 20, the Crimean Parliament deprived seven people of state awards of the republic, including Usyk. The list also includes ex-presidents of Ukraine Leonid Kravchuk and Leonid Kuchma, singer Zlata Ognevich, ex-Prime Minister of Crimea Sergey Kunitsyn.
“Yes, Usyk was stripped of the title of Honorary Citizen of Simferopol,” the city council’s press service said.
The decision is connected with Usyk’s actions aimed at discrediting Russia, the city council said.
Usyk was nominated for the title in 2012 “for a significant personal contribution to the development of physical culture and sports, sportsmanship, achievement of high results in sports.”
Earlier, the State Council of Crimea adopted a law on the deprivation of Crimean state awards for discrediting Russia. The head of the Crimea, Sergei Aksyonov, supported the initiative of the deputies.