Captain of Croatian national football team and Ukrainian champions Shakhtar Donetsk Darijo Srna donated 20 tons of tangerines from the Neretva valley children in Donetsk, the largest city in eastern Ukraine, where the summers of fierce battles between Russian and Ukrainian separatists forces, announced Shakhtar. As a child in Croatia, we also have passed the period when I needed help. It is very important that people support you when you go through a difficult period. Donetsk and the entire region of Donbass gave me a lot, but this fruit is just a small gift that I would like to give back. I greatly appreciate Donetsk, this is my city where I was for 11 years and which I owe a lot because in it i have matured as a player and as a person. My parents, and club president Shakhtar taught me to help people in a difficult situation. This is my life principle, said Srna. Donation of Croatian captain is still one of the many humanitarian activities involving the players Shakhtar. On this idea I came much earlier, I just needed help with transportation tangerines. This is something that I do from the bottom of my heart and I will try to help everyone who needs help. The president of our club is the only one that daily helps Donbas. Therefore, we will be the players to do everything in our power to help, in December I plan to arrange another shipment of humanitarian aid to Donetsk. We all miss our home in Donetsk, and I believe that this crisis will end soon and we will soon again celebrate victory with their fans at the Donbass Arena, said Srna.[divider]Tangerines being packed on main square in capital Zagreb and getting ready to be sent to aid children in times of war in Ukraine.
Upon receiving tangerines both Russian and Ukrainian children of Donetsk were playfully drawing thank you messages to Dario Srna and Croatia!