More than 130,000 tickets have been shifted for the 2019 European Games in Minsk, with 15 per cent of sales attributed to foreign fans following the most recent sales phase.

Russians are the most active international ticket buyers, although residents of host country Belarus have the highest total uptake of the event’s 381,000 available tickets.

The second edition of the Games will take place in Belarus’ capital city from June 21-30. Ticket sales commenced on December 1 after the Belarusian government approved guidelines for the sale and distribution of tickets in October.

Ticketpro, the ticketing operator for the Games, is authorised to sell tickets along with travel companies providing tourism services and tickets as one package.

The third phase opened in May after the final approval of broadcast positions in event venues was determined.

In February, the organising committee said it had sold 20,350 tickets during the first phase of the ticketing programme for the multi-sport event in Minsk, adding that it would amend plans for competitions that had been oversubscribed.