On April 12, in Warsaw, FC Dynamo Kyiv started the charity tour Match for peace #StopWarInUkraine to support our country. The first friendly was against the most titled club of Poland – Legia. The White-Blues won this game 3:1.
The following one was the match against Galatasaray in Istanbul on April 14. Kyivans won 3:1 again. On April 20, Dynamo played in a goalless draw against Romanian side CFR Cluj. In the fourth friendly, against Borussia Dortmund our players were victorious 3:2 while on April 28 drew against Dinamo Zagreb – 0:0.
Due to different charity events and auctions, these matches have let the White-Blues raise over 22 million UAH. The money will be used to deal with humanitarian issues caused by the war of russia in Ukraine.
These weren’t just football matches, but real football, artistic and anti-war shows attracting attention of the football world and international society to dramatic events in Ukraine happening because of war started by russia.
The charity tour began with the performance of the legendary Veryovka Ukrainian Folk Choir that performed Ukrainian and Polish national anthems in Warsaw.
At every match, people witnessed performances of Ukrainian singers. Tina Karol, Yulia Sanina (The Hardkiss), Ruslana, Kateryna Pavlenko (Go_A) and DOROFEEVA sang in unison with the whole Ukraine to send the clear message #StopWarInUkraine.
In Dortmund, Ukrainian singer of Crimean Tatar origin Jamala encouraged the world to open the eyes and take a look at atrocities happening in Mariupol and other cities surrounded by the russian army. She performed the legendary song 1944 and sang Ave Maria a cappella.
The fundraising continues on the special web site, where you can check out the schedule of Dynamo following charity matches and detailed information concerning other events. All the money raised due to tickets sales and donations will be used to deal with humanitarian issues caused by the war of russia in Ukraine. In particular, it will be transferred to Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine.
Initiators of the #StopWarInUkraine project are FC Dynamo Kyiv and one of the biggest media holdings in Eastern Europe 1+1 media. The project is supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine and Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine. Co-organizer is Maksym Radutskyi.
All the financial expenses are covered by FC Dynamo Kyiv.