On Monday, August 8, three FC Dynamo Kyiv academy groups – U14, U15 and U16 – who went to Germany the day before, had their first training session in Köln. Having had rest on Sunday after 33-hour bus trip, young players together with coaches Yuriy Yastrebinskyi, Yuriy Dmytrulin, Yavhen Lozynskyi, Olexandr Honcharov, Volodymyr Ikonnikov and Maxym Kozliuk went to FC Köln training ground to have a practice that lasted over an hour.
FC Köln president Werner Wolf, who made all this possible, came to greet Kyivans in person. The Consul General of Poland Jakub Wawrzyniak and the Consul General of Ukraine Iryna Shum were also there. Home side announced the arrival of Dynamo delegation which aroused interest of local journalists. The head of delegation Yuriy Yastrebinskyi, goalkeeper coach Volodymyr Ikonnikov and Dynamo U14 player Yaroslav Kharkevych had a chat with them. Early in the war Yaroslav and his brothers made a video about russian aggression which was demonstrated to German media.
After that Yuriy Yastrebinskyi presented Werner Wolf with Dynamo shirt, pennant and other gifts while in return he received FC Köln jersey signed by players of the team and toy goat that is a symbol of the club.