The former defender of Kyiv “Dynamo”, Moscow “Spariak” and the national team of Ukraine announced this on social networks. He admitted that this decision shocked his family and friends.
“It was my personal decision. Yes, relatives and friends are still in shock. And yes, I know that some will never understand me. National Guard of Ukraine. Offensive brigade. Private Vladislav Vashchuk,” he said.
Vashchuk is 48 years old, he played 29 games for Spartak Moscow and scored one goal.
He was also the captain of the Ukraine national team and played for other Ukrainian clubs.