VIDEO. Juventus buses from Turin exfiltrate 80 young Ukrainian refugees

The round ball also knows how to show solidarity. On Sunday March 13, Juventus Turin announced that they had brought 80 Ukrainian refugees back to Italy, the majority of whom are between 6 and 14 years old. A delegation from the Italian club traveled 2,800 kilometers to help these children and a few mothers, who wanted to flee their country at war with Russia. A great initiative from the Old Lady.

“We could not observe without acting”, said Juventus of Turin in a press release published on its website. On Sunday March 13, the Italian football club announced the success of an operation it launched to help Ukrainian refugees.

A Juve delegation left this Friday, March 11 from Continassa, where the club’s training center is located, to go to Zahony, a town on the border between Hungary and Ukraine. After a journey of 2,800 kilometers round trip, the two club buses were able to bring 80 Ukrainian refugees back to Italian soil, as reported The HuffPost. The majority of them are children aged 6 to 14 and some mothers have also been able to be repatriated. The delegation sent by the Old Lady, made up of about twenty people, also distributed clothing, medicines and basic necessities to the refugees.

The operation follows a request for help from the Ukrainian Football Federation, which called for the rescue of children and young people from evacuated football schools in Kyiv, Kharkiv and other areas affected by the shelling. Refugees repatriated to Italy by Juve will be welcomed at the Santa Maria hotel located in the province of Cueno, in northern Italy. “This expedition has great meaning for all of society: we are all at the side of those who suffer from war, in the hope that peace will soon return”concluded Juventus in its press release.

Watch the images of the operation (a signed video The HuffPost):

Mobilization to help the Ukrainian people is organized everywhere, in all walks of life, while the war continues to rage in the country.

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