In St. Petersburg, the goalkeeper of the hockey team of Russia and CSKA Ivan Fedotov was detained for evading the army. He was going to leave for the NHL – Baza

In St. Petersburg, the police on suspicion of evading the army detained the goalkeeper of the Russian national hockey team and CSKA Ivan Fedotov. Baza reports . In April, Fedotov announced that he intended to move to the United States to play for the Philadelphia Flyers club - he signed a contract with the club.

“Fedotov should be delivered to the draft board,” writes Baza.

Earlier, Fontanka wrote that employees of the St. Petersburg criminal investigation department began looking for Fedotov at the “Arena-Kupchino sports complex on Dimitrova Street (despite the 45-day vacation, it is believed that he will train individually) and near a couple of private St. Petersburg apartments” .

The request to find Fedotov was received by the St. Petersburg police from the military prosecutor's office, the publication claims. “There are sufficient grounds to consider Fedotov an army evader,” a source in the prosecutor’s office said.

“As for the initiator, the military prosecutor’s office, the logic here is clear: Ivan Fedotov is a member of the HC CSKA, that is, formally a military man,” Fontanka writes.

Also, the journalist of the publication found out that Fedotov recently told the coaching staff and management of CSKA that he was no longer ready to play for the club and wanted to leave Russia. “Thus, he arbitrarily and illegally terminates the contract with the hockey club,” says a source close to the situation.

“Based on the actions of the Criminal Investigation Department of St. Petersburg, this story is difficult to assess outside the political context,” Fontanka writes.

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