‘I can’t stay away’: Manchester City star Oleksandr Zinchenko speaks out on Russia and Ukraine situation

The Ukranian defender told his Instagram followers his nation will ‘never give up’ as tensions mount with Russia.

Manchester City defender Oleksandr Zinchenko has voiced his worries about the escalating political situation in his home nation of Ukraine.

The player posted his views on his Instagram page as tensions heighten with Russia in the country.

Oleksandr Zinchenko Credit: Getty

Along with a map of Ukraine, the player wrote: “The whole civilized world is worried about the situation in my country. I can’t stay away and try to convey my opinion.

“In the photo – my country. The country where I was born and raised. A country whose colours I defend in the international sports arena.

“A country that we try to glorify and develop. A country whose borders must remain inviolable. My country belongs to Ukrainians and no one will ever be able to appropriate it.

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“We will not give up! Glory to Ukraine.”