Athletes from Ukraine and Russia embraced with a hug after winning medals in the men’s aerial skiing on Wednesday.
Oleksandr Abramenko of Ukraine won silver, his nation's first medal at Beijing 2022, finishing behind China's Qi Guangpu.
Abramenko, gold medalist in the event at Pyeongchang 2018, was embraced by Ilia Burov — who is competing under the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) banner — after the Russian skier won bronze.
At the medal ceremony, Abramenko and Qi both held their nations' flags aloft while Burov pointed to the ROC logo on his sleeve. The ROC team is a loophole that allows Russian athletes to compete in the Olympics while their country is banned from the Games because of its doping scandal.
The athletes' hug comes against the backdrop of rising tensions between the two countries.
Russian forces massed along Ukraine's borders have increased by approximately 7,000 troops in recent days, the United States alleged Wednesday, despite claims from Moscow it was pulling back.
Before the Winter Games, Ukraine's sports minister said its athletes should stay away from their Russian rivals in Beijing, and that Ukrainian athletes have been briefed on how to behave in case of "provocations."