Ukrainian gymnast will receive Russian citizenship

Stepko first exchanged Ukraine, Azerbaijan, and now moved to Russia.

Український гімнаст отримає російське громадянство

The former Ukrainian gymnast Oleg Stepko in the near future should receive the passport of the citizen of the Russian Federation, and then will perform at the championship of Russia. Now the athlete trains in Novosibirsk, reports Rus.Media.

Stepko was born in Zaporozhye and represented Ukraine at the 2012 Olympic games, where he stopped in a step from medals in the team competition. Under the flag of Ukraine he won the gold medal at the European championship in 2013, he became the winner of the Universiade-2013.

In 2014, he decided to change the Ukrainian citizenship in Azerbaijan. In the national team of Azerbaijan, he became the bronze medalist of the world championship and the champion of the European games.

Then he claimed to have severed contacts with Ukraine. “No communication in Ukraine I have with anyone there. With Ukraine I have nothing in common, only the mother…” – confessed to the athlete in an interview

These words hurt of the Olympic champion Oleg Vernaeve, who used to play in my team with Stepan, in fact, Oleg claimed that keeps in touch with him, and had previously moved to Russia Nikolai Kuksenok.

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