12 Oct 2018 12:35

Dvorkovich vows not to create problems for FIDE associated with sanctions risk

MOSCOW. Oct 12 (Interfax) - Arkady Dvorkovich, the new head of the World Chess Federation (FIDE), has said that if necessary, he will withdraw from organizations that may turn out to be under sanctions in order not to create problems for FIDE.

"As I said at the general assembly in Batumi, I will withdraw from the structures that are at risk of being sanctioned in order not to create risks for FIDE. The president of the federation has to protect it from possible risks. Therefore, I will do so immediately, if necessary," Dvorkovich said.

"Currently, lawyers are not confirming the existence of such risks. Nevertheless, if there is even the slightest doubt, I will take steps to prevent even minimal risks to FIDE associated with my other activities," he said.