Chelsea issues statement on Russia-Ukraine war after Abramovich hands over club

Chelsea have now released a statement on Russia’s continued military assault on Ukraine hours after the club Russian owner Roman Abramovich announced he was relinquishing the “stewardship and care” of the club.

A terse statement on Sunday morning, read: “The situation in Ukraine is horrific and devastating.

“Chelsea FC’s thoughts are with everyone in Ukraine. Everyone at the club is praying for peace.”

Notably, there is no mention of Russia, or the Russian invasion.

Abramovich who is a Russian oligarch bought over the Blues in 2003.

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