Read alsoRussia planned to dope their own team at 2018 World Cup – media"We refuse to broadcast it. This is a serious multimillion-dollar deal, a license to broadcast had been acquired before 2013. It is a tough call. Can UA:PBC broadcast the World Cup in Moscow? No, it can't," he said in an interview with the government's official newspaper Uriadovy Kurier.

Having heard about UA:PBC's decision, other TV channels have begun to negotiate the possibility of broadcasting the sports event, Alasania added.