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Andriy Shevchenko Becomes Ambassador for Ukraine Charity

Ukraine football legend Andriy Shevchenko (AFP Image)

Ukraine football legend Andriy Shevchenko (AFP Image)

President Volodymyr Zelensky said Shevchenko, whom he met in Kyiv on Wednesday, had been appointed the first ambassador of UNITED24, a fundraising initiative to collect donations for the ”restoration and development” of Ukraine

Former Ukraine, Chelsea and AC Milan striker Andriy Shevchenko has a new goal – to help raise funds for rebuilding his country following Russia’s invasion.

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President Volodymyr Zelensky said Shevchenko, whom he met in Kyiv on Wednesday, had been appointed the first ambassador of UNITED24, a fundraising initiative to collect donations for the ”restoration and development” of Ukraine.

”Andriy, with his work and sporting achievements, gained great confidence on the international stage,” Zelenskiy wrote on the Telegram messaging app.

”And now he has a new mission – to tell the world about the events in Ukraine and direct his authority to increase international assistance to our state. I am sure that is all for you it will work!”

Shevchenko, now 45, is widely regarded as his country’s greatest ever player. He played for Ukraine 111 times, scoring 48 goals, and represented Dynamo Kyiv before playing abroad. He was the national team coach for five years until last August.

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first published:May 19, 2022, 16:13 IST