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US hockey players urged to leave Russia amid embassy warning

Added 09-28-22 02:37:04pm EST - “American KHL players have been urged to leave Russia immediately amid concerns about border closures” - Rt.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “US hockey players urged to leave Russia amid embassy warning”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Russia-based hockey players from the United States are among those to have been advised to leave the country amid the partial military mobilization announced by Moscow. 

Citing the development, the US Embassy warned that Russian authorities may refuse to acknowledge persons with dual Russian-US citizenship, and may deny them access to US consular assistance.

A security alert also stated that dual citizens could be prevented from leaving the country and may be conscripted for military service.

The press service of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) noted the recommendation of the US Embassy, replying to Match TV: “The information published by the US Embassy concerns people who have citizenship of the Russian Federation.

“Fourteen hockey players playing in the KHL do not have such citizenship, another one – Shane Prince – has citizenship of the USA and Belarus.

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