UK cancels Belarus basketball team's visas over Ukraine

Priti Patel, British interior minister

© APA | Priti Patel, British interior minister

# 26 February 2022 18:15 (UTC +04:00)

Britain has cancelled visas for the Belarusian men's basketball team over their nation's support for the Russian invasion of Ukraine, British interior minister Priti Patel said on Saturday, APA reports citing Reuters.

"The UK will not welcome the national sports teams of those countries who are complicit in Putin’s unprovoked and illegal invasion of Ukraine," Home Secretary Patel said on Twitter.

She said the Belarusian team had been due to play in Newcastle in northern England on Sunday.