Ukraine’s football league is paused for a minimum of 30 DAYS after Russia president Vladimir Putin launched full-scale invasion of Ukraine and martial law was introduced overnight
- The Ukraine Premier League was meant to restart on Friday post-winter break
- Overnight, Russia president Vladimir Putin launched an invasion of Ukraine
- The league has now been delayed for a minimum of 30 days after martial law wa introduced
- There could be knock on effects to Ukraine’s World Cup play-off next month
The Ukrainian Premier League has been paused for a minimum of 30 days after Russia president Vladimir Putin launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
The league was meant to restart on Friday following its winter break but the league confirmed via their official website that the start has been delayed after the introduction of martial law overnight by Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
There will now be doubts whether Ukraine’s World Cup play-off match against Scotland in Glasgow will take place as planned on March 24, along with St Petersburg holding the Champions League final on May 28.
Russia have launched all-out war on Ukraine with missiles and bombs, tanks rolling across the border from Belarus, troops parachuted down on eastern regions and explosions seen across the country after Putin personally gave the order for his forces to attack.
‘Hundreds’ of Ukrainian troops were killed in early clashes, Kiev said, as the fight came to them on all fronts at a moment’s notice. Cruise missiles, guided bombs and GRAD rockets took out targets from east to west – aimed at airfields, military bases, ammo dumps, and command posts.
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The Ukrainian Premier League has been paused for a minimum of 30 days after Russia president Vladimir Putin launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine