Crimean clubs calculations have the opportunity to participate in competitions under the auspices of the basketball Federation (RBF) for the next season, told a member of the Council on competition international basketball Federation (FIBA), honorary Director of RBF Sergey Chernov.
FIBA until not know how to behave in the situation you are in. On the one hand, there is a certain political situation, With the reverse - there are athletes With Russian passports, projecting beyond the Crimean team. We took the Federation of Crimea to the RBF. According to the calculations of the Crimean clubs have the opportunity to compete in competitions under the auspices of the RBF next season, and even what teams they come Is a matter of time, " said Chernov. The basketball Federation of Crimea on Thursday joined the RBF, according to " R-Class ". This decision was taken by the Presidium of the RBF. This will enable the Crimean Federation to register with the Ministry of sports of Russia, and then to be registered at the regional level. Before the basketball Federation of Ukraine (FBU) has announced about the fact that FIBA has not given permission clubs from the Crimea to connect to the championship of Russia. Remember, With similar problems already faced the Crimean football clubs. on 4 December, the UEFA Executive Committee banned the Crimean clubs to play in the championship of Russia on football starting in January 2015. According to the decree, the Crimea is a special football area prior to the adoption of the new solution. In the Crimea on March 16, held a referendum on the status of autonomy, more than 96% of participants were in favour of joining region in Russia. 21 March, the President of the Russian Federation centuries Putin signed the law on ratification of the agreement on joining of Crimea and Sevastopol to Russia, as well as the decree on the formation of the Crimean Federal district.