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Ukraine soldiers to receive €25M of Mudryk Chelsea transfer fee

Shakhtar Donestsk will allocate a significant part of the money of the young Ukrainian for families and soldiers affected by the Russian offensive.

Shakhtar Donestsk will allocate a large part of the money from the transfer of the young Ukrainian to Chelsea for the families and soldiers affected by the Russian offensive in Ukraine.
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Mykhaylo Mudryk’s transfer to Chelsea, just when he looked like he was on his way to Arsenal, saw the London team pay €70 million plus another €30m in easy-to-achieve targets. That’s €100 million for a player that few would have in the ‘elite’ category of world football. It’s a fortune for his club Shakhtar Donetsk, and the Ukrainian club has said it will allocate a sizeable chunk to help Ukraine in the war against Russia, as announced by the club’s president, Rinat Leonidovich Akhmetov.

Ukrainian army aided by Chelsea’s Mudryk transfer

The Shakhtar president confirmed that he will allocate 25 million euros to help the families of Ukrainian soldiers after the sale of the player to the Premier League club.

“I am allocating 25 million to help our soldiers and their families. The money will be used to cover different needs, including providing medical treatment and psychological support.” After the sale of Mudryk, Shakhtar is also launching the ‘Heart Azovstal’ project, in order to also help all the families affected by the warfare in the city of Mariupol.

The Mudryk operation is not the only collaboration between Chelsea and Shakhtar. Both clubs have agreed to play a friendly match in Donbas, one of the areas most affected by Russia’s offensive against Ukraine.

“I have never hidden that my dream is to win European trophies. This means that players like Mudryk should stay with our club, in our Ukrainian championship, and we should win European trophies with those players, instead of rooting for them, even when they play for the best clubs in the world.

“Unfortunately, it is impossible now, as Ukraine is fighting the horrendous and unjust war that the Russian Federation is waging against us. But I’m sure we’ll win. And we will play a friendly against Chelsea at the Donbass Arena in a Ukrainian Donetsk,” explained the Shakhtar president.


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