The goalkeeper of the Russian national hockey team Ivan Fedotov, who was previously detained on suspicion of evading the army, was sent to Severomorsk. This is reported by TASS with reference to the lawyer of the hockey player Alexei Ponomarev.
“He was taken away yesterday from the territory of the hospital. Where, while it is not known exactly, we find out on this situation. Tentatively, to Severomorsk, at the place of possible service, but so far we cannot say for sure. I don’t have any information on his well-being yet,” Ponomarev said.
Fedotov was detained in St. Petersburg at the request of the prosecutor's office on Friday, June 1. In the military registration and enlistment office, the athlete's health worsened and he was taken away by ambulance to the 1st Naval Hospital.
“Judging by the last connection with him, he does not feel very well. He says that he was given some kind of injections, which he does not know, he was told that this was prescribed by a doctor. He doesn't look very good. I can’t compare with yesterday’s condition, but he looks like a typical sick person, ”Ponomarev told Match TV.
In May, Fedotov signed a contract with the Philadelphia Flyers NHL club and told the coaching staff and management of CSKA, which is patronized by the head of Rosneft Igor Sechin, 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,” Fontanka’s source close to the situation 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 wrote.
“Based on the actions of the Criminal Investigation Department of St. Petersburg, this story is difficult to assess outside the political context,” Fontanka writes.