Russia guarantees security of Ukrainian journalists at 2018 FIFA World Cup

Russia guarantees security of Ukrainian journalists at 2018 FIFA World Cup

Russia will guarantee the security of Ukrainian journalists, as well as that of reporters from other countries, who will be working at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Chairman of the Russia 2018 Local Organizing Committee Alexei Sorokin said, TASS reports..

Ukraine’s Football Federation earlier revoked the accreditation quota allocated to the country’s journalists. Member of the Federation’s Executive Committee Artyom Frankov told TASS that the decision was based on security concerns. He added that Ukrainian journalists may receive accreditation to the World Cup either through FIFA or Russia as the host country.

"It is a strange position because only FIFA is tackling accreditation issues," Sorokin said. "It is impossible to ensure security in a selective manner, on ethnic or other grounds. Everyone’s security will be ensured - be it participants, fans or journalists," he added.

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