Ivan Fedotov has withdrawn his complaint after being detained in St. Petersburg in early July
Fedotov played for his country at the Beijing Winter Olympics earlier this year. © Harry How / Getty Images
Russian ice hockey player Ivan Fedotov will not challenge the decision to call him up for military service, a court has announced, after the goaltender was detained earlier this year on suspicion of trying evade his duties.
The Vsevolozhsk City Court outside St. Petersburg revealed the developments in the case on Tuesday.
“The plaintiff has abandoned the claim, filed a petition, and the refusal was accepted by the court. The session was held in the absence of the parties,” said judge Natalia Korableva, as quoted by TASS.
The official added that the court could now terminate the case in full or the “relevant” part concerning Fedotov’s protests against his conscription.