A man in Germany was sentenced to three years in prison for mere political speech related to the war in Ukraine. He reportedly called Ukraine a "terrorist state" and prominently displayed the Russian military symbol "Z" in online posts.Yahoo reports:
Ukraine's Marta Kostyuk lost to Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus' 6-3, 6-2. After the match, Kostyuk opted not to shake the Australian Open champion's hand.There is no free speech in Germany. The Ukraine War has been a disaster for Germany, and no one can even post one letter of criticism.
Russia reportedly launched its ‘largest drone attack’ on Ukraine's capital of Kyiv Sunday, news Kostyuk read shortly before her match with Sabalenka. Kostyuk is based in Monaco with her mother and sister, but her father and grandfather remain in Kyiv.
She was booed after skipping the usual pleasantries, telling reporters after the loss that fans should be "embarrassed" for doing so. She also said that she "cannot respect" Sabalenka for failing to speak out against the war.
Sabalenka said Sunday's win was "emotionally tough." She added that she understands why Kostyuk avoided her.