ANDRIY YARMOLENKO is going to Poland to reunite with his family after they escaped war-torn Ukraine.
That’s according to West Ham Andriy Shevchenko, 45 years old, former international teammate of the striker and manager.
Ukraine legend Yarmolenko, 32 years old, has been given leave by The Hammers after Russia invades his homeland.
So far, he has missed Sunday’s win over Wolves and Wednesday’s FA Cup loss to Southampton.
Former Chelsea striker Shevchenko, 45, told Sky Sports News: “His wife was with one of his children in Ukraine and they crossed the border into Poland.
“God, Andriy is going to Poland to get married.”
SunSport understands that the 106-team star has not left the UK since being laid off.
Yarmolenko’s representatives have been approached for comment.
Heartbroken Shevchenko also said ‘football doesn’t exist for me anymore’ as he begged the Brits to help his country.
Yarmolenko has also publicly called on the Russian players to ‘show their ball’ and support Vladimir Putin after they were knocked out of the World Cup playoffs.
But Russian captain Artem Dzyuba said he ‘doesn’t want to comment’ on the ongoing Ukraine invasion ‘until the end’ because he is ‘not an expert.’
Dzyuba concludes: “Wars will end, but human relations. And there will be no rewinding. Remember this.
P.S. And to some colleagues in the shop who are sitting on their ass in UK villas and saying nasty things: this can’t offend us, we understand it all! Peace and good to all! # IAPatriotOfMyCountry #SportOutPolitics”
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https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/17826600/west-ham-andriy-yarmolenk-ukraine-russia-war/ West Ham star Andriy Yarmolenko will travel to Poland to reunite with family after they escaped the Ukraine war