The International Ice Hockey Federation should not be hostage to political games. This was stated by the president of the organization, Rene Fasel, when answering a question about the holding of the world ice hockey championship in Minsk and Riga next year. Earlier, various European public organizations called upon the International Ice Hockey Federation to postpone the forum, but Fasel noted that he does not expect the tournament to be moved from Minsk. The World Championship is to be held from May 21 to June 6, 2021.