Russian tourist kills Ukrainian in Alanya over World Cup game
ALANYA - Demirören News Agency
Andrey Sova, a Ukrainian tourist lost his life in Turkey’s popular holiday destination Alanya, due to punches and kicks he received during a fight with a Russian tourist that broke out over a World Cup game between Russia and Croatia on July 7.
The Russian tourist, who was unidentified, reacted to Sova when the Ukrainian man cheered when Croatia scored against Russia in the quarter final game. The argument between the two men developed into a physical confrontation.
Sova was severely injured in the fight and was admitted to a local hospital.
The man, who struggled for his live in the hospital’s intensive care unit, died on July 14.
Local gendarmerie forces detained the Russian tourist and he was referred to a penal court in Alanya.
The court initially ruled for the release of the Russian man on probation. He was also banned from leaving Turkey.
However, the Alanya chief prosecutor challenged the court’s ruling. Upon the prosecutor’s objection, the Russian man was detained once again on July 16 and this time the court ruled for his arrest.
Croatia beat the host Russia 4-3 on penalties in the quarter final game.