‘Horrified’: Roger Federer and Mirka’s stunning act in Ukraine war

Roger Federer and his wife Mirka have made the stunning decision to donate $500,000 to a foundation in Ukraine after once again condemning Russia’s invasion.

Federer, who has been off tour since Wimbledon in 2021, has once again called for peace in Ukraine after world leaders continue to place sanctions on Russia due to Vladimir Putin’s invasion.

And in a stunning move, Federer has joined big names in committing to donate $500,000 ($AUD 637,000), which will go to the foundation War Child Holland.

Federer said his family have been ‘horrified’ at the war in Ukraine and said they “stand for peace”.

“We will provide assistance to children from Ukraine who need care, about 6 million Ukrainian children are currently out of school and it’s a very critical time to provide access to education and would like to support them to deal with this extremely traumatic experience,” Federer said on Twitter.

The foundation will help educate the millions of children impacted by the war and help them deal with the horrific experience.

“Through the Roger Federer Foundation, we will be supporting War Child Holland with a donation of $500,000 to establish access to continued schooling for Ukrainian children,” the Swiss added.

Ukraine tennis star, Elina Svitolina – now married to Gael Monfils – praised Federer’s donation to her home nation.

Former Ukrainian tennis player Sergiy Stakhovsky – who has taken up arms to defend Ukraine – recently revealed Federer’s foundation had been active in helping children from Ukraine impacted by the war.

Federer recently revealed his desire to return to the court soon following a reoccurring knee injury, which has kept him sidelined for around nine months.


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