The defending player of Shakhtar Donetsk Yaroslav Rakitskiy said that he had decided to refuse to play for the national team of Ukraine, And if at the present time was the mid-90's ", he would, " as Victor Onopko, began to play for the Russian team."
" Frankly, it's already boiling, And I have matured the decision to stop playing for the national team of Ukraine ", - said the player answering the question about what he " several times under very strange circumstances had Not responded to the call to the national team, pointing to injury, " writes " Information center." You know, I can be, And some wrong. But for me my country is the Donbas. Nobody is going to debate, because it is a unique place. People who grew up there, a special mentality, their own ideas. For Shakhtar, I am ready to give myself all without the rest. But I cannot play for the national team Bandera, " said he." The last straw was our Saturday game in Lviv. What I have Not heard from the stands. And these banners Lviv fans? Who is on them? Shukhevych And Bandera - they are Bandits, " said the football player." We were taught in school institution in the Donbass. For this reason, a private person I am for " a combined championship ". Donbass was, there is And will be with Russia. And if at the present time the yard was in the mid-90s, I'd like Victor Onopko, began to play for the Russian team. Without hesitation, " summed up the player. Remember, the players of Shakhtar Donetsk refused the offer of the Lviv club " Karpaty " to wear to match t-shirts with the inscription " to the Glory of the Ukrainian army."