Mass media: Kryvbas FC staff refused to return to Ukraine from Sweden, fleeing after the Women's Champions League match
Two employees of the Kryvbas women's football club refused to return to Ukraine after traveling to Sweden for a Women's Champions League match. SMM specialist Roman Lopatin and photographer Roman Medvedev fled, according to journalists of the KDK YouTube channel.
From September 6 to 9, Kryvbas players played in Linköping in the first-round qualifiers. In the semifinals, the Ukrainians lost to French side Paris (0:4) and the local club of the same name from Sweden in the consolation match for third place (0:3).
After arriving in Ukraine, the Kryvbas management informed the police, the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Ukraine, and border guards.
"The Ministry of Sports refused to coordinate the positions of SMM manager and photographer for the next matches, with Kryvbas looking for those to fill these positions with, because people are not really allowed to go out anymore," the journalists said in the video.
It should be noted that Lopatin previously served as the head of the press service of Donetsk's Olimpik.
He made his Instagram account private immediately after the scandal.
Medvedev found to have an advertising page with services for filming weddings in Kryvyi Rih.
As reported by OBOZ.UA, a few days ago, Shakhtar Donetsk youth team midfielder Oleksandr Rosputko disappeared after the 2nd round of the UEFA Youth League match against Antwerp. The 19-year-old native of Horlivka was not on the plane on which the Shakhtar players were returning to Ukraine from Belgium.
Later, many media outlets spread information that Oleksandr could have fled to Russia. In particular, it was reported that the footballer was with the Zvezda club from St. Petersburg.
For its part, Shakhtar Donetsk confirmed the disappearance of its player, expressing hope that he would return.
The sports lawyer also spoke about the consequences Rosputko may face for his actions.