Shakhtar defender Mykola Matviyenko commented on the future of the club in the context of the war in Ukraine:
“It is difficult to say what will happen next with Shakhtar. Every day something changes. For now, the team will live in Turkey until May 20. And then, we hope that there will be some news about the situation in our country, the victory and the resumption of the championship.
The games with Shakhtar were not for the restoration of physical fitness. They were for exhibition. They did not set any clear goal. In addition, to raise as much money as possible to help Ukraine.”