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Everton's Ukraine international Vitaliy Mykolenko SLAMS Russia captain for silence amid invasion

Vitaliy Mykolenko has criticised the Russian national team for their silence since Vladimir Putin ordered the invasion of Ukraine.

Russia invaded Ukraine on Thursday in what it called a special operation to demilitarise and 'denazify' the country - a justification dismissed by Kyiv and the West as propaganda.

The Premier League showed their support for Ukraine at the weekend, with Mykolenko and Oleksandr Zinchenko - who among their team-mates walked out with Ukraine flags draped around them - embraced prior to Saturday's Premier League match between Everton and Manchester City.

But now just like his fellow Ukrainian left-back Zinchenko - who launched an attack on Putin last week on Instagram - Mykolenko has now spoken out against his Russian counterparts.