The 22-year-old is currently considered at football second division Dynamo Dresden Fit, trained with the team and is largely supplied by the club. The club grounds of the Ukrainian first division FK Mariupol, where the right-to-defendered regular player was, as well as his apartment in a tenement of the East Ukrainian city with all his personal belongings were completely destroyed, he said.
Melichenko stopped at war outbreak with his team to a training camp in Turkey. A return to Ukraine planned for the 24th of February was no longer possible. For weeks you have held individually in Turkey, reported Melichenko.
His also 22 years old friend Anja, who has very good knowledge of German after a one-year internship in Potsdam, then wrote several clubs in Germany and asked for help. “Within two hours we had a feedback from Dynamo, two days later we were in Dresden,” Melichenko reported with gratitude and humility.
Melichenko: “It should finally be over”
The footballer who had no armed service had to compete because of his studies, nothing more than easy peace. “Everything else is not important. It should finally be over, so we can go home again,” said Melichenko, which highlighted the helpfulness of Dynamo, the Dresdnern and the whole Federal Republic. “Thank you Germany,” said the footballer.
He could also imagine playing for the time being at Dynamo or another German club. Some of his team colleagues from FK Mariupol have now come across with clubs outside Ukraine, but a large part is still in Turkey.