Athletistic / Football. Former Shakhtar Donetsk defender Alexander Filin has spoken about the problems he faced at the Ukrainian club after Crimea returned to the Russian Federation. This happened following the results of a referendum in March 2014.

“At first I was in shock, I didn’t understand at all what was happening. I called my parents, found out what and how. When, as a Crimean, I began to get a Russian passport, the Shakhtar coaches began to treat me negatively, I felt their bias Interesting, and what should I have done, in their opinion, then I am Russian by nationality, in Crimea, everything? the world spoke Russian – no one there just spoke Ukrainian I had to get a Russian passport to return home to Russia However, Shakhtar didn’t want to understand this, I left the club because of all this. situation,” quotes Filin.

Alexander Filin was born in Simferopol. From January 2013 to June 2015, he was a player in the Shakhtar system. At that time he played for the Pitmen youth and reserve teams. In 2014 the club left Donetsk and has since played in Lvov, Kharkov and kyiv.

In August 2015, Alexander Filin signed a contract with Ufa. From January 2023 until the end of last season, the 27-year-old Russian played for Belgian club Eupen. According to rumors, from June 1 he will return to Khimki, where he lived from 2018 to 2023.