Thousands of angry comments followed a press conference where Putin and Zelensky look-alikes announced they would fight, and the showdown has now been cancelled.
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The pair went face-to-face at a press conference to announce an MMA card that will take place in Poland on April 30 and will feature the fighters for the first time on social media and television. reality. The organizers gave the impression that the two dopplegangers would go head to head in a fight that was condemned by fans.
But in a statement released today, actor Antoni Krolikowski insisted the two men never got into a fight and he was just trying to raise awareness of his fundraising effort when he wanted to help. those affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Krolikowski apologized for the confusion surrounding the fight, telling fans on social media in a post: “I’m sorry that our initiative caused so much emotion. I wanted to give Get behind the scenes of our activities, so you know what drives us and how we want to help. Ukraine. I understand your concern about this, but I believe this initiative will bring a lot of good, and there will be no real duels! ”
He explained that there was never really a plan for the showdown to happen, and that they were instead looking to raise awareness of the situation in Ukraine. Over the course of the past year, Russian troops have invaded Ukrainian cities, inflicting unimaginable devastation in a brutal war that has killed fighters on both sides.
“The meeting took place between Umit (a refugee from the east, like the president of Ukraine) and Sławek from Poland (like the disgraced president of Ukraine). Russia ) was never believed to be involved in a fight,” he continued.
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“I stress because this is probably not true here. A symbolic act was planned. I am an actor, filmmaker, not a professional in the sports field, but when I know it. about stories of extraordinary friendship between two men, I knew the world had to hear about it. I think it worked, although the level of hatred directed at us surprised us a lot.”
He believes that the look-alike couple can still do good to the world in the end and plans to work with them again. But in the end, Krolikowski apologized for the misinformation surrounding the alleged ‘war’. “Like many artists from all over the world, I also want to support my Eastern friends,” he concluded. “Make the best use of the opportunities that I have.
“I’m very sorry that the project has been judged and aroused so many indescribable emotions, and the growing hatred that makes this artistic message difficult for us. However, I want to show it and achieve the goal of helping the Ukrainian people. So we promote our initiative. You will be able to see it this Saturday in the second conference.”