The Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin said that Kiev is in talks with football federations and fan organisations about the possibility of boycotting the world Cup in 2018 in Russia. On what the organizations in question, the Minister did not specify.
The Ukrainian government is considering as a boycott of the 2018 world Cup, and the organization of protests and political speeches during the world championship. About this Klimkin said at a press-conference on results of activity of Ukrainian diplomacy.
“We are talking to different federations. Unable to open this question. But we are also talking with different organizations fans as to how they can raise different political issues: or boycotting the championship, or clearly expressing their position during the stay in Russia”, — quotes klimkina “Interfax-Ukraine”.
The 2018 world Cup will be held from June 14 to July 15 in 11 cities of Russia. The Ukrainian team could not get to the final part of the championship. During the qualifying tournament, the Ukrainians were ahead national teams of Croatia and Iceland and took only third place.
Earlier, the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that the West is preparing a campaign to disrupt the 2018 world Cup. In particular, according to the diplomat, the British media was instructed to write about the insufficient level of preparation of the tournament and insecurity of stay in Russia for foreign tourists.