transfer of Crimean athlete

“With regard to Rebrik, Russian Athletics Federation is determined and ready to pay redemption amount to Ukrainian federation. We have an agreement with one of the Republics that is ready to give $20,000 right now. So, partially, necessary amount has already been found,” Shestak claimed without specifying the exact region he was talking about.

Ukrainian federation claims compensation of $150,000 considering that precisely this amount was spent on preparation of sportswoman. If sides agree, then Rebrik may take part in the 2015 World Athletics Championship in Beijing in August.

Except for Rebrik, other Crimean athletes also expressed willingness to join Russian team: Rustem Dremdzhi (javelin throw), Evgeniy Semenenko  (triple jump), hammer thrower Aleksey Sokirskiy, different-distance runners Ruslan Perestyuk, Aleksandr Taradin, Kseniya Savina, Anastasia Bondar, Fuad Farzhani and 3000-meter steeplechase runner Valeria Mara.

In 2012, Rebrik won European Championship in Helsinki. She achieved the result of 66.86 m, setting the record of Ukraine.

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