The speakers in Russia, Ukrainian athletes will be denied funding

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Photo: Ministry of education and science of Ukraine

The Minister of youth and sports of Ukraine Ihor Zhdanov said that the Ukrainian biathletes who wish to speak on the territory of Russia, will not receive financial support from the state. His words are quoted Xsport.ua

“We will not Fund the members of the national team who want to play in Russia. I’m not going to sign the orders about their participation. These events in Russia will not be included in a single competitive plan. They will not bring the title and will not be official,” — said Zhdanov.

According to the Minister, the decision was painful for some athletes. “They need to understand the situation in the country. But so gently they recommended. But if they go, we understand. But if they go, it not for public funds. And it will not be members of the national team”, — he said.

March 13, Ukraine temporarily refused to participate in any sports competition in Russia. First Vice-President of the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine Vladimir Brynzak said that the lifting of the boycott it is necessary that “the overall political situation has improved”, and “the atmosphere ceased to deteriorate”.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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