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‘Horrified and heartbroken’ Roger Federer pledges financial help for Ukraine

Roger Federer has declared himself ‘heartbroken and horrified’ by the events in Ukraine and has pledged financial aid to those affected.

Russia have been bombarding Ukraine with bombs, missiles and artillery over the last month while the rest of the world looks on in horror.

It has created a huge humanitarian crisis, with millions of Ukrainians seeing their homes destroyed and attempting to flee the country.

Federer, who has been struggling with a long-standing knee injury in the last two years, has now commented and promised financial support for Ukrainian children via his Foundation.

“My family and I are horrified seeing pictures from Ukraine and heartbroken for the innocent people who have been so terribly affected,” Roger Federer said via his official Twitter account. “We 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 we know it’s a very critical time to provide access to education and would like to support them to deal with this extremely traumatic experience.

“Through the Roger Federer Foundation we will be supporting War Child Holland with a donation of $500000 to establish access to continued schooling for Ukrainian children.”

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Michael Graham, Editor, has been a professional sports journalist for his whole career and is especially passionate about tennis. He's been the Editor of for over 5 years and loves watching live tennis by visiting as many tournaments as possible. Michael specialises in writing in-depth features about the ATP & WTA tours.