The Kyiv Capitals ownership group, under the leadership of Majority Owner, Eugene Zimin, wishes to address recent developments:

“We, as an ownership group, want to express our deep frustration and disappointment regarding the events that have transpired over the past week. Throughout this process, we have maintained constant communication with the Ice Hockey Federation of Ukraine (FHU) and our dedicated management team. It is important to clarify our position and intentions moving forward.

Honest conversations have taken place between our ownership group and FHU leadership concerning our shared goals and expectations for growth and on-ice progress during the 2023-24 season. We also acknowledge and appreciate the valuable contributions of Vadym Shakhraichuk to the National team of Ukraine.

Our expectations for the upcoming season remain intact and attainable, and we do not foresee further changes to our hockey leadership team at this juncture. We are disheartened by the recent course of actions taken by the FHU. Any further disruptions would prove detrimental to the preparations of our players and coaching staff as they gear up for the forthcoming season, scheduled to commence in just a month.

We want to clarify that we are well-informed about the accusations levied and can confirm that they lack substantial merit. We stand firmly by Vadym Shakhraichuk and will continue to engage in regular and constructive dialogues with our hockey leadership team. Our primary aim is to explore avenues for a fair resolution.

Our commitment to the Kyiv Capitals, our players, and our dedicated fans remains unwavering. We look forward to a successful and harmonious future as we work together to achieve our collective goals.”

Eugene Zimin, Majority Owner of HC Kyiv Capitals