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Belarusian athlete Krystsina Tsimanouskaya talks with a police officer at Haneda international airport in Tokyo, Japan August 1, 2021. Image Credit: Reuters

The husband of Belarusian sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, who is at the heart of an Olympic stand-off with her own country, has entered Ukraine, a Ukrainian interior ministry source said on Monday.

Tsimanouskaya walked into the Polish embassy in Tokyo on Monday, a day after refusing to board a flight home she said she was being made to take against her wishes by her team.

“Indeed, this man entered Ukraine,” a source in the interior ministry said when asked about Tsimanouskaya’s husband, Arseni Zhdanevich.