The Invictus Games would have felt incomplete without the 19 Ukrainian competitors, the Duke of Sussex said.
Prince Harry said that the commitment shown by those who had traveled from their war-torn country to the Netherlands, with the blessing of President Zelensky, was “extraordinary”. Several other servicemen and women injured in previous conflicts who were expected to compete this year have been killed or taken hostage by the Russian invaders, among them Dmytro Sydoruk, 35, the archery coach.
Harry said: “The whole world is definitely behind them. But again, is that enough, do you know? When you see in their eyes the experiences and the things that they’ve seen… it’s really hard.”
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