Ukrainian Football Federation Says Ukrainian Cup Final Moved Due To Unrest In East
The Ukrainian Football Federation said on Tuesday that the Ukrainian Cup final "has been moved from Kharkiv in the volatile east for safety reasons and may be postponed," according to the AP. The final is scheduled for May 15, but Kharkiv "has been the site of large anti-government protests, and the mayor was wounded in a shooting last month." Federation spokesperson Pavel Ternovoi said, "Kharkiv law enforcement is not able to completely guarantee safety. They have doubts." He added that the situation in the city was "unstable." Ternovoi said there was "no 100 percent guarantee" the date of the final will be kept (AP, 5/6).