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UEFA says Ukraine-Russia dispute won’t affect Arsenal game

November 26, 2018

MOSCOW (AP) — UEFA says the Europa League game in Ukraine between Arsenal and Vorskla Poltava will go ahead as planned even as the country’s president calls for martial law.

Ukraine’s navy said six of its seamen were wounded when Russian coast guards opened fire on three ships in waters off Crimea and then seized them late Sunday. Parliament is set to consider President Petro Poroshenko’s request for martial law later Monday.

UEFA says “we confirm that the match will be played as scheduled” on Thursday, adding that “as is the case for all UEFA competition matches, all the necessary security measures will be undertaken.”

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