The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said the refusal of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to allow the Russian national team to participate in the Paralympic Games 2016 in Rio is vile and inhuman. 

 

“The decision on non-admission to the Paralympic Games of whole Russian Paralympic team impresses with its baseness and inhumanity. This is a betrayal of the highest human rights standards, which form the basis of the modern world”, she wrote in her Facebook

 

Today the President of the International Paralympic Committee Philip Craven said that the Russian Paralympic team will be disqualified from participation in the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.