Shakhtar defender Bogdan Butko, speaking in the season - 2015 / 2016 for Perm Amkar, spoke about the situation in the Donbass and specifically Donetsk, which in 2014 came under the control of the DPR.

He noted that if he wanted to be Russian and play in Russia, he would have done so, but had not seen that’s the point.

“Of course, I am angry with Russia. I always wanted to live in the normal city in which I grew up. But it turned out that this is not Ukraine, ”the resource Tribuna.com quotes Butko as saying.