Yevhen Pronin: ‘If we do not kill them, they can kill our children’ | Sean Ingle

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The acting president of Ukraine’s Athletics Federation has such a reputation for flying drones against Russian targets that he has a bounty on his head

Like many of those going to the European athletics championships in Munich this week Yevhen Pronin recently posted a video of himself on Instagram. But the clip had a surreal twist: the 31-year-old, acting president of Ukraine’s athletics federation, was wearing military fatigues. And he was running not for time but from bullets and explosions in Donetsk.

There will be plenty of stories from these championships over the next week, with Britain hoping for a glut of medals from Dina Asher-Smith, Laura Muir, Jake Wightman and others. However, none will be as remarkable as the one told by Pronin. Six months ago he was a lawyer and sports official. Now he has earned such a reputation for flying drones that he has a bounty on his head.

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Written by Sean Ingle
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/aug/14/yevhen-pronin-if-we-do-not-kill-them-they-can-kill-our-children under the title “Yevhen Pronin: ‘If we do not kill them, they can kill our children’ | Sean Ingle”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.