Tennis star Elina Svitolina shared a few images showing the impact of the Russian merciless attacks on Ukraine that intensified in the last few days. Along with the images, Svitolina sent a motivational message and urged people to donate to help Ukraine.
"For the last 2 days Russia has launched more than hundreds of missiles and kamikaze drones at our Homeland. Kyiv, Kharkiv, Odesa, Lviv, Zaporizhzhia, Sumy, Kryvyi Rih, Dnipro... The enemy is pissed off because of their own weakness at the front, taking revenge on innocent civilians; people simply going to work and taking their kids to school.
I want to emphasize the fact that no rockets, shelling or attacks will break the Ukrainians. They can take away our houses and entire streets, but not our dignity, courage, and the will for freedom. We will defend Ukraine. We will fight until we win.
On these very dark days, let your emotions turn into donations. Support Ukraine and donate to @u24.gov.ua," said Svitolina on Instagram. Specifically, Svitolina helps her country by gathering donations, this time for Ukraine's "Army of Drones" called United 24.
Yastremska's reaction on the missile strikes
Besides Elina Svitolina, another top Ukrainian tennis player, Dayana Yastremska, reacted on the intensified Russian attacks in a post-match interview from Transylvania Open.
„I really like the court here, but still it was very hard because in the morning I read the news and we received today more than 90 rockets (Russian missiles hit several Ukrainian cities). What is going on now is terrible, and after I saw all this news I got pretty negative about everything.
I really like to play here in Romania, because when the war started we escaped, with my sister, to Romania, people were really nice, I received a lot of support from the Romanians, so it is a pleasure to play here," said Yastremska.