Ukrainian soccer club Shakhtar allocates 1 mln USD to Japan quake victims

14:25, April 19, 2011      

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Ukrainian soccer club Shakhtar Donetsk allocated 1 million U.S. dollars to help people that were injured by the triple disaster that hit Japan on March 11th, the official website of the club reported Monday.

Shakhtar's press office declared that "the team play today is a strategy for humanity in its survival".

Rinat Akhmetov, Shakhtar Donetsk soccer club President was quoted as saying that he was sure the disaster in Japan left nobody indifferent.

"This is a terrible tragedy and its scope is really international. The Ukrainians, who experienced Chernobyl, understand Japanese people. Unfortunately, we cannot return thousands of lives, but what we can really help those, who survived and stayed alive," Akhmetov said.

The funds have been transferred to the special donation accounts opened by the Japanese Embassy in Ukraine.

Source: Xinhua
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