Elina Svitolina and former football player Andriy Shevchenko were named as ambassadors for the U24 fundraising platform by Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy established UNITED24 as the primary platform for collecting charity donations in support of Ukraine. Funds will be transferred to the National Bank of Ukraine's official accounts and distributed by appointed ministries to meet the most pressing needs. Elina Svitolina was now named the ambassador of the platform, when she said:
“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.
"Yesterday I had a zoom call with President Zelenskyy. Great news: I’m now officially the Ambassador for the United24 fundraising platform. I’ve always been a proud Ukrainian, bringing victories in the name of my Homeland."
"Today, when it is facing this vile, cruel and merciless enemy, I will not stand aside as well. I will do everything in my power to help my country win its most important battle. This time – outside the tennis court. I’m honored to become part of the initiative that gives people hope, helps them survive and fight back."
"Ukrainian doctors and paramedics, who risk their lives rushing into the warzones to save lives, need medical supplies and modern equipment. They have my utmost respect and support for this daily sacrifice, so this is exactly where I am going to focus my activity."
"Together with my colleague and fellow Ukrainian, Andriy Shevchenko joined the platform earlier, we will do our best to unite the world community around supporting the Medical Aid direction. You can do this too. Just go to the U24 official website, select the direction of support and make a one-click donation you can afford: https://u24.gov.ua/. Please support my country like you supported me all this time."