“We are starting negotiations with the International Ice Hockey Federation to transfer the championship from the Belarusian capital to another place.

Let's ask IIHF to find another country instead of Belarus.

If the federation refuses and the situation in Belarus does not change, the government may decide that Latvia will not host the 2021 World Hockey Championship.

At the moment it is difficult to imagine how we will be able to jointly organize the ice hockey championship after the recent events in Belarus, ”DELFI quotes Karinsha.

The World Championship is to be held in Minsk and Riga from May 21 to June 6, 2021.

However, Latvia announced that they do not want to hold a joint tournament with Belarus due to massive protests in the country related to the results of the presidential elections.

Earlier, FHR President Vladislav Tretyak announced Russia's readiness to host the 2021 World Cup in hockey.