“$ 5 million is such a small amount for the country that it is hardly a snag in it. It is likely that the conversation was at such a level: we pay this money, but we need legal guarantees that the team will be allowed to compete. But they did not give us these guarantees. That is, we would give the money, and what would happen next is unclear. These $ 5 million were inhibited, ”Sport Express quoted Trofimov as saying.

For numerous doping violations, the VFLA was supposed to pay World Athletics $ 5 million by July 1, but no payment has been received to this day.

Earlier, Yurchenko admitted that the VFLA does not have the funds to pay the fine to World Athletics.