Shevchenko: My mom and sister are nonetheless underneath siege

Andriy Shevchenko in happier times with his niece, sister and mother.

I’ve advised Andrei Shevchenko Sky Sports activities Information His mom and sister are nonetheless underneath siege in Kyiv, after two weeks of incessant bombardment by Russian forces.

Regardless of the shortage of meals and water within the metropolis, he says they’re wholesome and decided to remain indoors.

The Shevchenko household has now given asylum of their Kyiv dwelling to 2 different households who have been compelled to flee the close by city of Bucha, 25 kilometers west of Kyiv.

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Chatting with Sky Sports activities Information final week, Andrei Shevchenko despatched a robust message to the Russian folks, urging them to play their half in ending the battle.

“There have been plenty of fights,” Shevchenko explains. “My mom and sister have now hosted some folks to stay with, they usually have been in appalling circumstances.

“In Bucha there isn’t any meals and no electrical energy. They’re my sister’s associates they usually stay underground in a basement for 5 days.

‘There was a horrific bombardment in that space. Bucha and Irpin’ and neighboring Hostomel – I do know these cities very nicely, they usually have been fully destroyed. There are not any buildings left.

“I used to go to Bocha for coaching once I was a younger participant. It is horrible.”

The previous Chelsea striker and Ballon d’Or winner mentioned he tried to encourage his household to maneuver out of Kyiv, however they can not do this now, even when they wished to.

“Humanitarian corridors have been attacked by Russian troopers. If my mom and sister tried to depart, I feel it will be extra harmful for them each.”

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Arsenal launches Ukraine supporters membership

Arsenal have launched their first ever membership for Ukraine followers and donated to the Save the Kids emergency enchantment.

Arsenal confirmed their solidarity with Ukraine after the Russian invasion because the captain of the boys’s and girls’s groups wore the Ukrainian flag insignia throughout matches final week.

A second of solidarity will happen earlier than kick-off forward of Arsenal’s males’s aspect face Leicester within the Premier League on Sunday, stay. Sky Sports activities.

Sunday March 13 4:00 PM

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Brighton wears the third outfit at dwelling

Brighton males’s and girls’s crew will put on the membership’s yellow and blue third jersey for his or her dwelling video games towards Liverpool and Arsenal this weekend in a present of assist for Ukraine.

The lads’s crew faces Liverpool within the Premier League on Saturday at lunchtime, whereas the Hope Bowl meets Arsenal within the Girls’s Tremendous League on Sunday, stay. Sky Sports activities.

Greater than £10,000 has been raised for the Ukraine disaster enchantment on account of followers shopping for the yellow and blue jersey.

Sunday March 13 7:30 PM

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