Elina Svitolina is horrified and pained by the Russian invasion of her native Ukraine—and takes pleasure within the brave spirit of her fellow Ukrainians.
Svitolina mentioned she’s “devastated” by the ache and carnage she’s seeing from Ukraine and decided to assist in anyway she will.
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The Ukrainian No. 1 introduced she is going to donate all of her prize cash from upcoming tournaments to the Ukraine navy protection fund and Ukrainian humanitarian causes to help her folks.
Svitolina wrote movingly of concern, ache and pleasure seeing her folks struggle for his or her lives in a love letter “To My Motherland”
“My folks, day by day I concern for you,” Svitolina wrote. “I’m devastated, my eyes will not cease crying, my coronary heart will not cease bleeding.
“However I’m so proud.”
Svitolina additionally referred to as on the WTA, ATP and ITF to comply with IOC pointers and acknowledge Russian and Belarusian athletes as impartial athletes solely with out displaying their nationwide flags, symbols or colours.
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