The embroidered shirt worn by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Ukrainian Vyshyvanka Day (traditional Ukrainian embroidered shirts), May 19, was sold for $ 100,000 at a charity auction in Washington, Ukrinform reports.
The buyer of the presidential embroidered shirt is the law firm Asters USA. The auction was held as part of the presentation of the United24 program at the Ukrainian House in Washington. The Ambassador of Ukraine to the USA, Oksana Markarova, presented a platform intended for raising funds for Ukraine.
The report states that T-shirts with the signatures of Ukrainian football players Artem Dovbyk and Andriy Yarmolenko, in which they played during the winning match of Ukraine against Scotland on June 1, were also sold at the charity auction. The famous ceramic jug in the shape of a rooster, similar to the one preserved intact on the kitchen shelf of the heavily bombed building in Borodyanka in the Kyiv region, was sold at auction, reports euronews.rs.
On May 17, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed a decree on the initiative to establish the national platform United24 in an attempt to unite the efforts of international partners in support of Ukraine. As part of United24, a “single window” was introduced for donations from charities, international partners, and citizens to support Ukraine in the following areas:
- assistance to the Armed Forces of Ukraine,
- medical and children’s assistance,
- infrastructure reconstruction,
- digital and informational opposition to the Russian operation.
Previously, the famous green sweater of Volodymyr Zelenskyy was sold at an auction in London for the price of 90,000 pounds.