Information on whether karate is a legal martial art form [UKR16494.E]

A representative of the Ministry of Sports in Kiev stated that a karate federation is located in Kiev (15 Feb. 1994).

This response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.


Ministry of Sports, Kiev. 15 February 1994. Telephone interview with representative.

Sources consulted

Embassy of Ukraine, Ottawa.

Karate Federation, Kiev.

National Olympic Committee, Kiev.

Sport Canada, International Relations and Major Games Division, Ottawa.

Ukrainian Olympic Committee, Atlanta.

World Congress of Free Ukrainians, Toronto.

World Union of Karatedo Association, Paris.