Shakhtar Donetsk announced on Monday that it will donate 25 million euros to the soldiers of Ukraine after the sale of its star, Mykhailo Mudryk, to Chelsea in England.
The president of the club, Rinat Akhmetov, one of the richest businessmen in Ukraine, published an official statement on the institution’s website in which he informed that he will allocate one billion hryvnas (the Ukrainian currency) for the soldiers and their families.
The donation is made within the framework of a solidarity project called “Heart of Azovstal” and the money will be used “for various needs, from treatments, psychological assistance, prosthetics and even the implementation of specific requests,” the statement detailed.
The Shakhtar president also announced that they intend to organize a friendly against Chelsea at the Donbas Arena, located in one of the areas most affected by the war with Russia.
The sale of Mudryk to Chelsea registered a record for the club and for Ukrainian football, since it was carried out in just over 100 million euros: 70 million at the time of the transfer, plus another 30 in terms of objectives to be met.