On November 26, 2018, the national government announced the state of war on certain territories of Ukraine.
As a result of this extraordinary event, UEFA had to urgently review the possible impact on UEFA Europa League League matches between FC Vorskla and Arsenal FC on 29 November.
The urgent decision of UEFA to move the game to Kiev was based on the sudden introduction of war and the uncertainty of the security situation in some parts of Ukraine, especially in view of the extremely short time available for assessing all existing risks.
UEFA is currently working closely with the Ukrainian Football Federation (FFU) to ensure that it will take place tomorrow at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev. This decision concerns the games FC Vorskla and Arsenal FC.
UEFA also continues its close cooperation with the FFU in order to verify in the near future all the consequences of organizing games in certain parts of Ukraine.
UEFA will send high-quality security experts to Ukraine to further assess the situation and the potential impact on safety in the upcoming UEFA competition.
UEFA regrets the inconvenience caused by the transfer of this game to supporters and FC Vorskla.