“I have already forgotten that I am under Ukrainian sanctions” – Shashilov

Head coach of the Russian women’s biathlon team Mikhail Shachilov said in an interview with that he did not know the reasons why he was on the Ukrainian sanctions lists, and also noted that he had not noticed this fact.

Previously, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky imposed sanctions on a number of Russian athletes. The corresponding decree was published on the website of the official Internet representation of the Head of State. In addition to Shashilov, the sanction list included football players Igor Akinfeev and Yuri Gazinsky, figure skater Mark Kondratyuk, gymnast Artur Daloloyan, choreographer and figure skating coach Ilya Averbukh and many others.

– Why exactly were you included in the Ukrainian sanctions list, do you understand?

– I don’t know. Maybe he said something somewhere, although I don’t remember such a thing. I communicated with Ukrainians I knew after Beijing, but that can’t be sewn into the case. To be honest, I had already forgotten that I was under sanctions,” Shashilov said in an interview with .

Shashilov’s group held their first pre-season training camp in Raubichi. In the next few days, the athletes are waiting for a medical examination and departure for the second training event in Sochi. Shashilov’s group includes Irina Kazakevich, Tamara Derbusheva, Anastasia Shevchenko, Natalia Shevchenko, Anastasia Batmanova, Yulia Scheller, Kira Dyuzheva and Anna Grukhvina.

Source : MatchTV

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