The main television company of Ukraine refused to show the 2018 world Cup

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National public television company of Ukraine (NOTE) refused to broadcast matches of the world Cup, which will be held in the summer of 2018 in Russia. About it reports “Interfax-Ukraine”.

Chapter NOTE Zurab Alasania admitted that the rejection of a multimillion-dollar project was a very difficult decision. Alasania added that other TV company of Ukraine will follow the example NOTE.

The Minister of youth and sports of Ukraine Mikhail Zhdanov February 10, urged fans to refrain from travelling to Russia. The politician stressed that the stay in the territory of the Russian Federation can become a danger to the participants of the antiterrorist operation in the East of Ukraine.

In January the Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin stated intention to boycott the world Cup in Russia. The politician said that Ukraine is negotiating on the possibility of a boycott by football federations and fan organizations of other countries.

The Ukraine national team failed to qualify for the world Cup in Russia. In October 2017, the team of Andriy Shevchenko lost to Croatia in the final match of the qualifying tournament.

The world Cup 2018 will be held in 11 Russian cities from June 14 to July 15.

Video, photo All from Russia.



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