The UAF confirmed that they will not take part in any competitions involving Russian teams. It also called on other UEFA members to boycott matches against Russian teams. European football's governing body barred all Russian teams from competitions last year in response to Moscow's offensive in Ukraine but withdrew the ban by readmitting Russia's national under-17 team on Tuesday.
"The Ukrainian Association of Football strongly condemns the decision by UEFA to return U-17 teams from Russia to international competitions," the UAF said in a statement late Tuesday. "The UAF confirms that it will not take part in any competitions involving Russian teams," it said.
UEFA argued over the decision that a "generation of minors" was being deprived of the right to compete and that children should not be punished for the actions of adults.
However, Russian teams would not be able to play on Russian territory, and the country's flag, anthem, and national playing kit would be barred. Ukraine has called for blanket bans on Russia from international sporting events and also threatened to boycott the 2024 Paris Olympics if Russian and Belarusian athletes take part.