The Ukrainian Olympic Bronze medalist Elina Svitolina was seen showing her solidarity with the people of her country who were affected due to the war refugees.
The 27-year-old has been seen voicing her opinions against the war at every chance she gets. The Ukrainian announced that she was taking a temporary break from tennis citing health problems.
However, despite being off the court she has been talking about the Russian invasion of her home country and showing her solidarity with the people of her country.
“I take strength from all the people” emotional Elina Svitolina shows support toward refugees
Elina Svitolina withdrew from participating in the French Open 2022. On 15th May, Svitolina and Gael Monfils announced on Twitter that they were expecting their first child. Meaning that the Ukrainian would be out of action for a longer time.
The world has been struck by the Russian invasion of Ukraine which has now lasted for over 4 months. Constant attacks on Ukrainian territory have left the people of Ukraine with no option but to vacate their homes and travel to neighboring countries.
There has been a lot of support for Ukraine throughout the world but the situation for the people of Ukraine keeps on getting worse and worse. Svitolina being from Ukraine has constantly shown her full support to the people of her country.
She wore the colors of the Ukrainian flag on the court to show her support to the people of Ukraine. She also donated all earnings from the prize money of a tennis tournament to support Ukraine.
Recently, Svitolina in an interview with ITF said, “I take strength from all the people who are there in Ukraine right now. I can not imagine 90% of what they’re going through. How mentally tough it is.”
She added, “I take what they do, how much strength and bravery they show. I take it as a huge motivation to wake up every day and do something for people who are in need, do something that can help people.”
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