Professional tennis player, Elina Svitolina, has become the second ambassador for UNITED24. Elina was introduced to UNITED24 on June 7 during a zoom call with the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine and Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, Mykhailo Fedorov, and the platform coordinator, Yaroslava Gres. The first UNITED24 ambassador, Andriy Shevchenko, also joined the video conference. Together, they will work in uniting the world’s sporting community, in support of Ukraine.
“Every time I won on the court, I was happy to bring victory to my country. I have always been a proud Ukrainian. Today, when my country is facing a horrific enemy, I will not stand aside. I will do my best to help Ukraine win its most important fight. I am honored to become part of UNITED24 and join efforts with the President of Ukraine,” said Elina Svitolina.
Since the beginning of the full-scale Russian aggression, Elina Svitolina has refused to participate in any competitions against athletes from Russia and Belarus. At the same time, she became a loud voice of Ukraine on the world stage.
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