Russian leader Vladimir Putin visited Sunday the final matches of the boxers at the European games in Minsk. In particular, the head of state arrived to the ceremony in the weight category up to 75 kg, where the victory was won by the Ukrainian Alexander Khizhnyak.
Russian President Vladimir Putin stood up during the anthem of Ukraine at the European games in Minsk, reports “Russian conversation” with reference to TASS.
Sunday, June 30, the Russian leader visited the Palace of sports “Uruchcha”, where the boxers have passed final duels. The head of state watched the decisive fight in the weight category up to 91 kg in which Russian boxer Gadzhimagomedov Muslim underclass Belarusian Vladislav Smyaglikov.
Next was the ceremony of awarding the athletes in the weight category up to 75 kg, where the winner was the representative of Ukraine Alexander Khizhnyak. According to tradition, in honor of the winner in the sports Palace sounded the national anthem.
Putin, together with all present listened to the national anthem of Ukraine standing up.
It is also noted that the emergence of the Russian President in the competitions caused great excitement in the stands.
After that, the Russian President held an informal meeting with his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko in the Belarusian presidential residence “Zaslavl”.
In the evening the leaders of Russia and Belarus intend to visit the Grand closing ceremony of the European games, which the Russian team took a confident first place in the medal table. In the collection of Russians 109 awards, 44 of which were gold.
In second place are Belarusians, and Ukraine rounded out the top three.