A Ukrainian Premier League match was repeatedly interrupted by air raid sirens on Wednesday.
Metalist Kharkiv beat Rukh Lviv 2-1 but the match ended more hours behind after players and officials were ordered to a bomb shelter every time the sirens were sounding.
The first alarm was raised before kick-off, and then the game itself was stopped three times.
There was little panic shown by those at the stadium.
For residents, these sirens and the threats they announce have become part of everyday life since Russia invaded Ukraine in February.
A reporter present at the game even suggested that some club officials had urged the referee to continue playing through one of the sirens – a request which was denied.
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The same journalist published several images showing the bunkers where the players had to take shelter.
Wednesday’s game started at 3:04 p.m. local time and ended at 7:27 p.m.
It was only the second day of the 2022/23 Ukrainian Premier League season.
It all started on Tuesday with a 0-0 draw between Metalist 1925 Kharkiv and Shakhtar Donetsk.
Last season had ended a 12-game streak in early February when it was suspended and eventually scrapped following the invasion.