Ukrainian Paralympic Committee repossesses wheelchairs from Crimean athletes



The President of the Ukrainian National Paralympic Committee Valeriy Sushkevych took sports wheelchairs from Crimean athletes. This was announced by the Minister of Labor and Social Protection of the Republic Elena Romanovskaya.

“We were approached by disabled Paralympians with the news that their wheelchairs received from Paralympic Committee of Ukraine, were seized by Sushkevich, the head of the Ukrainian Committee. About a month and a half ago they gave them back,” – said the Minister at a meeting of the Council of Ministers of Crimea.

The head of Crimea Sergey Aksenov ordered to allocate funds to purchase new wheelchairs.

“Tell everyone not to give any wheelchairs back, we need to discontinue participation in activities on the territory of Ukraine and allocate funds for the purchase of new wheelchairs”, – he added.

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