The general director of the club of the Continental Hockey League (KHL) “Torpedo” Alexander Kharlamov commented on the situation with the goalkeeper of the Russian national team Ivan Fedotov.
“This issue is always under our control, any personnel department will say that when applying for a job, they will definitely ask for military documents. Now the army question lies more on the shoulders of the guys themselves, because they themselves choose where to go after graduation, ”Then24 quotes Kharlamov.
According to him, at present, not a single KHL club, even CSKA and SKA, are related to the army. He made it clear that only in the days of the USSR, hockey players were liable for military service.
The former goalkeeper of the Moscow CSKA Ivan Fedotov was detained in St. Petersburg after a training session by the military registration and enlistment office. The athlete is considered a evader from the army, he could face two years in prison. At the same time, his lawyer Alexei Ponomarev declares that they want to send Ivan to military service.
Earlier, the President of the Russian Ice Hockey Federation Vladislav Tretiak refused to comment on the situation with Fedotov.