Timofey Lapshin told why he was denied citizenship.
Timofey Lapshin could not accept the Ukrainian citizenship.
Why two-time medalist of the European Championships denied the authorities at home, said Vladimir Brynzak, reports citing .
«He appealed. We considered this question. He even was in Kiev and wanted to join us. But you know the situation between our countries. It so happened that he put a spoke in the wheel. Said: «Any country, except Ukraine». So he decided to go to South Korea. We thought he would be with us. I was in agreement with the Minister and the presidential administration on citizenship. But he artificially given the opportunity to take this step,» — said the President of Federation of biathlon.