Police in Edmonton say they’re investigating an alleged altercation between Ukrainian and Russian supporters.
They are saying the alleged dispute occurred as folks had been leaving Rogers Place enviornment after the Edmonton Oilers victory over the Washington Capitals final Wednesday.
Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin has been a vocal supporter of Russian President Vladimir Putin prior to now and was booed each time he touched the puck on the Edmonton match.
Police say in an . that officers subtle the scenario and nobody was arrested on the time.
A information launch from the Ukrainian Canadian Congress in Alberta alleges a few of their neighborhood members had been assaulted by a bunch of Russian-speaking males outdoors the sector that night time.
The congress says it needs police to research the incident as a hate crime.
Edmonon mayor Amarjeet Sohi additionally tweeted concerning the alleged altercation, saying the alleged assault was “fully unacceptable.”
The assault on Ukrainian neighborhood members outdoors <a href=”.twitter.com/RogersPlace?ref_src=twsrcpercent5Etfw”>.RogersPlace</a> final week was fully unacceptable. I spoke with President Boychuk to supply my help and I urge all Edmontonians to stay united and keep away from division in solidarity with Ukraine and Edmonton’s Ukrainian neighborhood.