The Paris Mayor says she would not 'stand in the way' of Russian and Belarusian athletes competing at the 2024 Summer Olympics, prompting threats of a boycott by Ukraine. The warning came after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said it would 'explore a pathway' for athletes from the two countries to participate as neutrals.
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Russian forces have invaded Ukraine from land, air and sea with strikes causing widespread damage. Global leaders have condemned the move and imposed sanctions.
The Russian economy has been impacted by a raft of global sanctions as world leaders try to pressure Vladimir Putin to end the war in Ukraine.