“I am not involved in politics. Of course, I know about military operations in Ukraine. But I went to Russia to play hockey. They signed me, but there were players from other countries. I I saw it all as just a sport.
How was I received in Trinec? I got to the locker room and the guys were quiet. Then a meeting was called. The team leaders spoke with the head coach and general manager.
Yashkin commented on Ak Bars’ first hat-trick
I understood that attention would be drawn to this point in the Czech Republic. Unlike Slovakia, the Czech Republic has a clear attitude towards Russia. They were brought together and categorically opposed. Later, I myself stood in front of the whole team and said directly that I understood everything, but we are professionals. I came to the club to play hockey. Everyone deserves a second chance,” quotes Sport Aktuality Butschek.
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