Russian figure skating coach Alexander Zhulin said that working under his guidance, Turkish dance couple skaters Alisa Agafonova and Alper u?ar left on the first day weekend the Russian Federation by the decision of the Ministry of sport of Turkey and in fact ceased interaction with it.
"Today they (Agafonova/uchar) left Russia. Everybody was crying. Very sorry that the policy interferes with sports. The Ministry of sport of Turkey has decided to return the children to Turkey and what happens next is unknown ", - has declared Zhulin R-Sport.
"in reality, I very much hope for a reasonable solution, the fact that the Russian Federation and Turkey will come to some kind of compromise and the guys will be back. Guys quite like in Russia, and they like me well enough. The interaction between us in fact discontinued, I think, if this keeps continue, I won't be able to stand at the side during performances at the European Championships and the world ", – he stated." as long as bad. I won't be able to drive, I have my own group with which we work in the Russian capital. Plus they are not allowed to be on the territory of the Russian Federation and to work with Russian coach ", - has explained Zhulin. Turkish Duo for several years worked in the Russian Federation in the group Zhulin. Agafonov is a citizen of Kharkiv, in 2011, she together with former figure skater-single skater is a citizen of Turkey Uchar won the silver medal of the winter Universiade-2011. In the group Zhulin also conduct training of Ukrainian couple Alexandra Nazarova/Maxim Nikitin, citizens of Russia Ekaterina Bobrova/Dmitry Solovyov, Ksenia, Monko/Kirill khalyavin, Tiffany Anastasia Sagorsky/Jonathan Gurara. Relations of Russia and Turkey are in crisis after November 24 Russian su-24 was shot down by F-16 air forces of Turkey in the Syrian Arab Republic on the border with Turkey. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin called the incident a "stab in the back" that caused the accomplices of the terrorists. Announcing the message to Fedarene, Putin said that the Turkish authorities will not get off the tomatoes and restrictions for construction companies for the deprivation of life of the Russian pilots. According to him, they will regret his actions.