"Crimeans have been waiting for 9 years". "DPR" wants to include Shakhtar in the Russian championship
The so-called "head of the soccer federation" of the Donetsk people's republic, Pavlo Davydenko, believes that there is nothing impossible in the integration of the "local" Shakhtar into Russian soccer. At the same time, the separatist admitted that there is no exact clarity in this matter, as there are "many nuances".
"There is a sports component and, first of all, financial. We met with representatives of the RFU at the Russia-Africa summit. We discussed issues of interaction. But you need to understand that the issue of Shakhtar's inclusion will be decided at a higher level than the regional soccer union. You can see that the Crimean teams are competitive in the Russian championship. The level of their play is not inferior to the FNL teams in their division," Davydenko told Russian propagandists.
According to Davydenko, they are willing to wait as long as necessary.
"There are hostilities on our territory. I can't name a specific date. We hope that we will definitely play in the Russian championship. The Crimeans have been waiting for nine years. You can see for yourself what the situation is now. We are ready for any development of events," the "Dnr official" said.
As reported by OBOZREVATEL, earlier the head of the so-called "Donetsk People's Republic" Denis Pushilin shared rosy dreams of Shakhtar Donetsk playing in the Russian championship.
Earlier, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko said that it was necessary to "restore the legendary Shakhtar Donetsk in the so-called Donetsk People's Republic".
Note that the Russian Football National League included PFC Sevastopol in the second league of the Russian championship.