MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The minister's statement comes amid a series of cases of Russian athletes testing positive for meldonium, which has been prohibited since January 1 by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
"On Tuesday, I will gather once again all federation presidents and we'll discuss all our matters one more time," Mutko told R-Sport.
The Russian Sports Ministry is glad that WADA is not rushing to make decisions regarding athletes who have tested positive for meldonium, Mutko said.
"WADA has officially said it has not studied how [meldonium] is removed [from organism]. We are glad that they are not making any rushed decisions regarding all these cases," Mutko said.
Some 30 Russian athletes have tested positive for the drug so far, which, according to Mutko, is on par with athletes in other countries.