Yarmolenko was given compassionate leave from West Ham during the unrest in his homeland and missed Sunday’s 1-0 win over Wolves at the London Stadium.
The Hammers showed their support for Ukraine and Yarmolenko, warming up in shirts bearing his name and posting messages on digital screens before the game. Wolves also showed solidarity by wearing training tops that read, “No more war”.
Fabianski, who is Polish, revealed he was emotionally affected by the outbreak of war in Ukraine and praised the way West Ham showed their support for Yarmolenko.
“I think we have also been very affected by the whole situation. It’s just scary, it’s a scary situation,” Fabianski said. standard sports.
“But we try to support Andriy and his family as much as possible. It was very emotional for me personally too because in a way I feel like I’m very close to the situation, because we as a country are trying so hard to help the Ukrainian people. They are so brave.
“I think the way we took the position [before the match against Wolves]I’m not saying only us but the whole world of football, everyone supports Ukraine.
“I just hope it’s going to be resolved in a good way. We really wish Yarma the best. We’re really supporting.
“We try to help him as much as we can and I think it was a very nice moment today before the game. He has our full support, as does the whole of Ukraine.
West Ham manager David Moyes hopes Yarmolenko can return to training on Monday. In his absence, the Hammers beat Wolves thanks to Tomas Soucek’s second-half goal.
The win lifted them to fifth in the Premier League and they are now just two points behind fourth-placed Manchester United.
Prior to the victory, West Ham had taken five points from as many games and Fabianski hopes this can be a turning point in their bid to qualify for the Champions League.
“We had a difficult period where we didn’t play well, but we managed to score points,” he said. “But I think today was hopefully more like a turning point for us and we’re going to get back on track.
“I think if you look at the history of the Premier League, it (the race for fourth) always goes until the last day of the season.
“I think what we want to do is basically stay in the mix and do our best, to give ourselves the chance to compete for the highest possible position in the table.”