Wladimir Klitschko thanks people for donating supplies to help Ukrainians
The NFT boom might have left some people a little cold in the past, but Wladimir Kiltschko might have just found the best possible use for them.
The former world heavyweight champion and his brother Vitali, who is the mayor of Kyiv, are both currently fighting for their country against Russian troops, and have said they’re “ready to die” for the cause.
Now, they’re raising money for the defences by selling NFTs.
Wladimir has teamed up with artist WhIsB during the crisis for a new collection titled Vandalz for Ukraine: WhIsBe x Wladimir Klitschko, with money raised going to Red Cross Ukraine and UNICEF.
Let us make Kyiv the capital of humanity, spirituality and peace.\n\n#StopTheWar #United #StandTogether #Ukraine #Kyiv #StandWithUkraine #FreeUkraine #WeAreAllUkrainians #StopWar #ActNow \n@Vitaliy_Klychkopic.twitter.com/MoBCiiTpri
“People say this is the biggest fight of my life, and I agree,” Klitschko told the Mirror. “It’s so sad to realise how terrifying the war is.
“We believe sanctions on different levels, including sport, are crucially important.
“If you take away sporting competition the athletes will ask their leader, ‘Why will nobody compete against us?’ I repeat, this is not against the athletes, it’s in the name of peace in Ukraine.”
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