The Minister of youth and sport Igor Zhdanov on his page on Facebook expressed support for the European games champion Anna Nightingale, which the President of the Cycling Federation of Alexander Bashenko promised to exclude from the national team of Ukraine.
“Just called the champion of the European games 2019 in Cycling Anna Solovey. Congratulated with the victory and expressed personally his full support. I think it is unfair, unacceptable and boorish tone of communication of the head of the specialized Federation with our athlete” – he wrote.
Zhdanov assured that his office will defend the rights of the Nightingale as female athletes and participants of a national team of Ukraine.