Live updates: Russia’s war in Ukraine


Ukrainian Football Club Shakhtar Donetsk has launched a $25 million project for Mariupol soldiers and their families. announce Monday.

“Today I am allocating 25 million dollars (UAH 1 billion) to help soldiers, defenders and their families. The money will be used to cover different needs. From providing medical treatment and prosthetics. and psychological support to meet specific needs,” Shakhtar President Rinat Akhmetov said in a statement.

“Their heroic deeds are unparalleled in modern history. It was their sacrifice and bravery that helped contain the enemy in the first months of the war. And it makes us all feel the inevitability of Ukraine’s victory now, ”added Akhmetov.

The launch of the so-called Heart of Azovstal project comes after Shakhtar reached an agreement for Mykhailo Mudryk to join English Premier League side Chelsea FC.

Shakhtar said they will receive a record Ukraine transfer fee of $75 million (or around €70 million) for the 22-year-old Mudryk and expect to pay an additional $35 million (€30 million) in bonuses, the club confirmed in a statement. testimony Sunday.

Mudryk scored three goals for Shakhtar in the Champions League group stage despite their elimination.

Akhmetov added that he was confident that Ukraine would win the war with Russia and that one day “we will play a friendly against Chelsea at the Donbass Arena in Ukraine, Donetsk.”

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