Ukraine war: Eurovision trophy sold to buy drones for Ukraine

Ukraine war: Eurovision trophy sold to buy drones for Ukraine

May 30, 2022 by BBC News - Home

Key Facts

  • By Patrick Jackson BBC News Image source, AFP Image caption, On stage with the trophy in Turin Kalush Orchestra, the Ukrainian band which won this year's Eurovision Song Contest, have sold their trophy for $900,000 (£712,000; €838,000) to raise money for the war in Ukraine.
  • The crystal microphone was auctioned on Facebook, with the aim of buying drones for Ukraine's military.
  • Speaking at the concert, band member Oleh Psiuk appealed for people not to get used to the war, which has left at least 4,031 civilians dead and 4,735 injured, according to the UN, along with an unknown number of combatants.
  • Ukrainian TV presenter Serhiy Prytula announced that the money raised from the sale of the trophy would be used to purchase three Ukrainian-made PD-2 drones, Reuters news agency reports.

Click To Read Full Article

EVENT
ORGANIZATION
GEOGRAPHY
GROUP
PERSON
INFRASTRUCTURE
MONEY
MISCELLANEOUS

This story was produced by the Kwhen Automated News Generator. For more articles like this, please visit us at finance.kwhen.com. Write to editors@kwhen.com. © 2021 Kwhen Inc.

Was this content valuable for you?