Dynamo Kyiv’S coach Mircea Lucescu said he hopes there will be a cessationfire soon after Russian military invaded Ukraine on Thursday, adding that “it’s not going anywhere”.
Speaking with Anadolu Agency (AA), Lucescu said he will avoid political statements, but stressed that he does not want innocent civilians and childrena die. “The attacks must stop and there must be a cessation-fire”He said.
The 76-year-old Romanian manager said foreigner players they are scared and worried about the current eventsma said: “I am in load of Dinamo Kyiv I’m not going anywhere. “
Ukraine suspended its top flight football league after the declaration of martial law due to the actions of Russia.
After a two-month winter break, the second half of the campaign he had to kick off on Friday with day 19 game between FK Minaj and Zorya Lugansk.
A former Galatasaray and Beşiktaş manager Lucescu took the 2021 Ukrainian Premier League title with Dynamo Kyiv.
Shakhtar Donetsk hired Lucescu in May 2004, kicks off long-term project.
He drove the senior team until May 2016 a win local titles and the 2009 UEFA Cup.
Under the helm of Lucescu, Shakhtar Donetsk dominated the Premier League with eight titles.
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a special operation in Ukraine early Thursday, just days after recognizing two separatist-controlled enclaves in Eastern Ukraine.
He said the action followed a request for help by the authorities of Donetsk and Luhansk, arguing that Moscow had no plans to occupy the neighboring territory, but wanted to “demilitarize” and “denazify” Ukraine.