"We without a doubt won't declare no blockade, we will not let our athletes participate in the Games, if someone from them will want to participate in a personal capacity" — quoted Putin RAI news.

As you know, on December 5, the IOC Executive Board suspended the national team of Russia from participation in the Olympics in 2018. Athletes who can prove that did not use doping, will compete in Pyeongchang under a neutral flag.

Earlier, the head of the Russian Olympic Committee Alexander Zhukov said that the Russians never will be to compete at the Olympics under its flag. Earlier Vladimir Putin said that the ban on the national team's participation in Games and / or the requirement for athletes to compete under another flag is a "humiliation for the country".

Olympic games 2018 in Pyeongchang will be held from 9 to 25 February.