UEFA moves to Vorskla vs Arsenal to Kiev “for security reasons”

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The Europa League match between the Ukrainian club FC Vorskla and English Arsenal on Thursday in Poltava (central Ukraine) will be played in the capital Kiev for “security reasons”, UEFA announced on Tuesday, in full conflict between the Ukrainian and Russian authorities.

UEFA made this decision “after the introduction of martial law in some Ukrainian regions,” he said. The European instance thus indicates that it will follow the evolution of the situation in Ukraine in terms of security, before deciding to relocate other parties.

Ukraine and Russia have been in conflict for several years, and last Sunday the Russian Coast Guard on the Crimean coast captured three Ukrainian military vessels.