Ukrainian football player Oleksandr Zinchenko became an ambassador of the UNITED24 fundraising platform, which was created by President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky to raise funds in support of our country in the conditions of war with Russian invaders.
This was reported in social networks UNITED24.
"I thank President Volodymyr Zelenskyy for his trust, I am proud to join the UNITED24 ambassador team. Glory to Ukraine!" wrote Zinchenko on social networks.
Meet Oleksandr Zinchenko, our new ambassador!
The player of the Ukrainian national football team and @Arsenal's star left-back joins #UNITED24. As usual, the ambassador was announced after a meeting with @ZelenskyyUa.
Oleksandr, welcome to the team! pic.twitter.com/MpSFo5eKKN
— U24 (@U24_gov_ua) May 30, 2023
Zelensky also said that Zinchenko, together with another UNITED24 ambassador, world football legend and ex-coach of the Ukrainian national team Andriy Shevchenko, would organize a charity football match to be held on August 5 in London.
The collected funds will be used to rebuild the Mykhailo-Kotsyubynsky Lyceum in the Chernihiv region, destroyed by the occupiers in March 2022.
"I welcome Oleksandr Zinchenko to the UNITED24 ambassador team and support the Game4Ukraine initiative at Stamford Bridge Stadium. This is an opportunity for the world football community to unite, demonstrate their solidarity and help Ukraine, help our children return to school desks, as well as again draw the attention of the entire world community to the war," Zelensky said in a post on his official Telegram channel.
Zinchenko became the fourth athlete-ambassador of UNITED24 after Andriy Shevchenko, tennis player Elina Svitolina and boxer Oleksandr Usyk.
Earlier it was reported that Zinchenko will become a father for the second time. Alexander and his wife, TV presenter Vlad Sedan, are expecting their second child.
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