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  • Updated: March 01, 2022

Skakhtar Confirms Players' Safety Out Of Ukraine After Russian Invasion

Ukrainian Premier League side Shakhtar Donetsk has said their Brazilian players have left the country safely following the invasion by Russia.

Shakhtar, who are based in the east of the country and have more than a dozen Brazilians in their squad, said the players and their families had arrived in Romania.

Shakhtar added that fellow club Dynamo Kyiv's foreign players had also left the country. Three Brazilians who play for SK Dnipro-1 crossed the border into Romania on Saturday.

"The evacuation of the players was made possible thanks to the personal assistance of UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin, the Ukrainian Football Association President Andrii Pavelko and the Moldovan Football Federation President Leonid Oleinichenko," Shakhtar said in a statement.

"We want to thank for the assistance everyone who took part in this process."

Soccer governing bodies FIFA and UEFA on Monday suspended Russia's national and club teams from all competitions until further notice.

Fierce fighting and Russian bombardment in Ukraine have killed dozens of people and sparked a refugee crisis.

Russia calls its actions in Ukraine a "special operation" that it says is not designed to occupy territory but to destroy its southern neighbour's military capabilities and capture what it regards as dangerous nationalists.

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