Ukrainian Band Sells Eurovision Trophy to Purchase War Drones

Eurovision song contest winner Kalush Orchestra sold their trophy Sunday for $900,000 to buy drones for the Ukraine military.

Kalush Orchestra announced that the auction proceeds would go to Serhiy Prytula Charity Foundation, which has supported the Ukraine military since 2014 by providing high-precision equipment and drones. 

The band said that the proceeds of the Eurovision trophy auction would be used to acquire PD-2 drone systems.

“You can make their [Kalush Orchestra] victory symbol work for another big victory for Ukraine!” the Ukrainian band wrote on Instagram.

Whitebit, a European cryptocurrency company, bought the Eurovision glass microphone trophy during a Facebook live auction.

Kalush Orchestra captured the public’s support with their song, Stefania, a rap and Ukrainian folk music mix.

Since February, the Armed Forces of Ukraine have defended the country from Russian shelling.


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