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1,500 first aid kits for defenders of Ukraine

1,500 first aid kits for defenders of Ukraine

04 Jul 2022

Soon the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine will be handed over 1,500 medical first-aid kits made by particular order abroad. Funds for the purchase of first-aid kits (UAH3.2 million) were collected during the match between FC Shakhtar and Olympiakos (Greece) as part of the Shakhtar Global Tour for Peace. The series of charity matches was initiated by FC Shakhtar and SkyUp Airlines with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine in the spring. Thanks to the project, UAH13.2 million were collected.

Everything necessary for the defenders of Ukraine, Ukrainian citizens and children affected by the war is purchased using the funds raised. 

Oleksandr Alba, co-founder of SkyUp Airlines and Join UP!:  “At SkyUp Airlines, we are always proud that we are a Ukrainian company. And, of course, it’s important for us to be useful to the country in difficult times. Even when we cannot fully work due to the sky being closed for flights, we find ways to help: we carried out evacuations, delivered humanitarian supplies, initiated fundraising projects. Back in the spring, we decided to hold a series of charity matches with our friends and partners from FC Shakhtar, and I am delighted that this project was fulfilled and helped raise money for the victory.” 

Sergei Palkin, FC Shakhtar CEO: “Current priority of the football club Shakhtar is to help Ukraine and Ukrainians. We pursued two goals through the series of Shakhtar Global Tour for Peace charity matches: informative - to tell the whole world the truth about the war that Russia unleashed in the territory of our country, and financial - to raise money in order to help civilians and children, to support the Ukrainian army. As we promised, the proceeds from the match against Olympiacos were used to purchase 1,500 first aid kits. The military say it's an indispensable thing at the frontline, and we sincerely hope that it will help save many lives. Shakhtar, just like other businesses of Rinat Akhmetov, jointly with the club president's charitable foundation, has been helping people since the first days of the war and will continue helping. Together we bring Ukraine’s victory closer!” 

 During the Shakhtar Global Tour for Peace 5 charity matches were held in four countries: Croatia, Turkey, Poland, and Greece. Next season Football Club plans to organize such events again.

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