Handball Federation of Russia (FGR) of unknown causes transfer of the tournament the national team of Ukraine in the qualifying round for the European championship in 2016, said 1st Vice President FGR Andrey Lavrov.
in February 2015 FGR has notified the European handball Federation (EHF), which in the Palace of sports "Olympic" Moscow Chekhov will be two meetings of the European qualifications - with teams of Ukraine (April 28) and Hungary (April 30). March 10, EHF decided to move the game to Ukrainians from 28 April to June due to the complex political relations between countries, " reports the news Agency." We do not understand the deep reasons why it was decided to move our game with Ukraine from 28 April to June, the most once We have sent to EHF detailed letter with security guarantees, " said Lavrov.- Handball Federation of Russia wants to have a home game with Ukraine on our site in front of their fans. We do not stop to adhere to this position ". EHF accepts the conclusion of the transfer of this meeting for the second time. Initially, the match between Russia and Ukraine was obliged to pass on the territory of the Russian Federation in the fall of 2014. Then in the European Federation made the proposal to hold a match on neutral ground - in Brest. But in the end, this option would not postponing the game for six months. Qualifying round EURO 2016 ends in June, when it should take place and the return match between the national teams of Ukraine and Russia. Equally this month, the Russians are supposed to play with the Portuguese. The European championship in handball will be held in Poland in 2016.