Deported from Ukraine Russian boxer arrived in Belgorod

© Photo : Federation of Boxing Asciibased George Kushitashvili. Archive photoDeported from Ukraine Russian boxer arrived in Belgorod© Photo : Boxing Federation of Russia

Members of the national team of Russia and members of Federation of Boxing Russia (FBI), deported from Ukraine, arrived in the Belgorod and a few hours will travel to Moscow, said the Agency «R-Sports» a press-attache of the FBI Vlad Romanov.

On Wednesday it became known that travelling to Kharkov for the European championship Russian boxer Georgy Kushitashvili (weight category up to 81 kg), Romanov, two journalists and several fans who went to the delegation, was not allowed on the territory of Ukraine. The state border service of Ukraine announced that it has banned entry to Ukraine for a period of three years, nine representatives of the Boxing Federation of Russia take Crimea without the consent of Kiev.

«We are already in Russia, in Belgorod. We were dropped off at the border and we walked to the Russian border. Now we got to Belgorod, bought train tickets on the upper side shelves in the reserved seat. Drank finally water for the first time today. After a few hours we will go to Moscow. All tired and hungry. We had all the stamps in the passport about the ban on entry to Ukraine for three years,» said Romanov on the phone.

«Now we will be rooting for our team. We want them to win. George, of course, very upset. High hopes he had for the competition, he was confident in his victory and is now very worried. But he was with the team, and the team with him, guys call him support,» — said the Agency interlocutor.