By Irina Marica –

Seven foreign professional hockey players have received the Romanian citizenship on Monday, July 17, according to a statement from the Sports Ministry.

They took the oath during a ceremony organized by the Ministry and the National Authority for Citizenship.

The seven hockey players are Denys Zabludovsky, Yevgeni Yemelyanenko, Pavlo Borysenko,
Anton Butochnov and Vitali Krychenko from Ukraine, Lajos Nyerges  from Hungary, and Patrik Polc  from Slovakia. All of them will be included in the national ice hockey team and will represent Romania in international sports competitions.