Team Ukraine has approached Gaiduchenko to join, but so far he as only rebuffed any offers. At one point, his ambitions were to play for Russia's team. Since he had only held a Russian passport for less than 2 years, he did not qualify to play for the Russian team under IIHF rules until after June 24, 2008, though he played with the Russian Under-18 squad in two non-IIHF events prior to this. Since becoming eligible, however, he has not played for Russia. He held negotiations to play for the Ukrainian team in 2011.
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