The Atalanta attacking midfielder and his wife Roksana have founded an association to help the nation invaded by Russia. “We want to live in peace, in Europe, at home”
A goal for Ukraine and its people, scored by the Malinovksyi spouses thanks to the support of the companies and the Bergamo area. Tonight, at the Colli di Bergamo Golf, the first fundraising event of the Malinovskyi Charity took place, the charity founded by Ruslan Malinovskyi, Ukrainian attacking midfielder of Atalanta (in the Nerazzurri since 2019) and his wife Roksana, entrepreneur and owner of Mali Atelier, a fashion shop in the center of Bergamo.
“The Ukrainian people are proud and patriot – explained Ruslan Malinovskyi, who still has relatives in Ukraine -. Against Wales we lost the playoffs to go to the World Cup but despite this our people were proud of us because they know that we gave everything. , just as the Ukrainian army is doing its best in war. We Ukrainians have changed our mentality also in football: as we resist Russian aggression (the war started in February), so on the pitch we always try to play against everyone. We want to live in peace, in Europe, at home “. A message to the two presidents? “Zelenskyi has not left the country and the Ukrainians are on his side. I would ask Putin instead why he did all this: it is like having an apartment with a terrace and a stranger who pretends to live on your terrace”. 29 years old, 6 goals and 5 assists in the Serie A just ended, Malinovskyi shares the dressing room in Bergamo with the Russian Miranchuk. “Aleksey is a great guy, we hug each other, we get along and he doesn’t accept the war, but I can’t make a statement for him – said Malinovsky. – If a Russian speaks, he risks jail in his country” . What about the next football season? “We have just finished and now I have three weeks of vacation to recharge my batteries: I will take care of the team in due time,” concluded Malinovskyi.
20 thousand euros
The charity event – organized by Pernice Comunicazione – was an opportunity to raise over 20 thousand euros. “This sum is used to support the children, families and refugees who are suffering in Ukraine – said Roksana Malinovskyi -. I thank the people of Bergamo for their generosity and participation”. During the solidarity dinner, which was attended by about 200 representatives of the Bergamo corporate world, an auction was held to win products and services made available by some dozen companies in the Bergamo area, as well as a series of autographed football shirts of players Ukrainians (from Malinovskyi to Zinchenko) and internationals (from Bernardo Silva to De Bruyne). The evening was moderated by the journalist of Le Iene, Ismaele La Vardera, author of reports on Covid in Bergamo and the war in Ukraine. Present Sergio Gandi, deputy mayor of Bergamo, and Stanislav Plakhotnyi, Ukrainian consul in Milan. The Ukrainian baby influencer Ameliya Popovych (9 years old, aka Ameli TV, author of a song dedicated to her grandfather who recently died in the war), the Ukrainian group Folk Dance and the singer-songwriter Alfonso Oliver performed on the stage. To support Malinovskyi Charity you can donate at www.charitystars.com/MalinovskyiCharity.
June 16, 2022 (change June 16, 2022 | 11:30 pm)
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