the Defender of “Ural” Igor Kalinin speculate on changes in Crimea after joining Russia. His words leads Sport24.

the Footballer was born in the Crimea, decided that the life of the Peninsula has changed for the better. “Judging by what I saw, it seems to have improved, roads made, a good track make, the bridge was built. In General, it became better. Importantly, there was no war”, — he said. 24-year-old added that is not shared by Ukrainians and Russians, calling them one nation.

Kalinin in 2014 refused from Ukrainian passports and receive Russian citizenship. Before that he played for a number of Ukrainian clubs. The defender made his debut in the Russian Premier League (RPL) in 2018, having signed the contract with “Krasnodar”. At the moment he is a player of “Dynamo”, however, is in rent in “Ural” to the end of the season.

the Crisis in Russian-Ukrainian relations began in March 2014, when the referendum into Russia included the Crimea. The majority of respondents supported this decision. Kiev and Western countries do not recognize the referendum results, and consider the actions of Russian occupation.