Ukrainian basketball player Volodymyr Yermakov, 17, was fatally stabbed Saturday night in Düsseldorf, Germany, according to the Kyiv Basketball Federation.
Artem Kozachenko, Yermakov’s teammate in the ART Giantsel U19 team, was also injured on Saturday night. He is in a hospital in Essen, but his life was not in danger.
“Before a match, young basketball players were attacked with knives in the street because they are Ukrainians”, reported the Basketball Federation of Ukraine.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine announced that the German police detained the killer. “According to the available information, the police have already detained the attacker. Investigations are ongoing”wrote Oleh Nikolenko, the spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on Facebook, according to
Volodymyr Yermakov was born in 2006 and played for the national team of Ukraine at the European U16 Championship in Bulgaria in 2022.
A 17-year-old Ukrainian basketball player Volodymyr Yermakov has been stabbed to death in Dusseldorf, Germany. The circumstances of the tragedy are not well known. According to social media reports, the athlete and his friend were attacked by a group of Arab migrants. The police…
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Tags: Germany, basketball, Ukrainian,
Publication date: 12-02-2024 15:28
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