The great initiative in Ukraine by referee Prieto Iglesias

No only athletes of all nationalities are putting their grain of sand to help the people of Ukraine after the invasion of Russia, but also many Spaniards. Among them, the referee Tight Iglesiaswho has gone to war to help evacuate wounded soldiers.

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Prieto Iglesias, of the Navarre Committee of Soccer Referees, directs Second Division matches since 2020 and spent three seasons (2013-2016 and 2018-2020) in the Spanish First Division. The Navarrese referee has launched this solidarity initiative with the collaboration of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) and the Technical Committee of Referees (CTA).

Prieto claims that he always had it in his head to lend a hand and being aware that he belonged to the world of football, he could take advantage of his profession to do everything possible. “This is how the idea of ​​this convoy was born, but in order not to do anything on my own, because I didn’t know exactly what was needed, I contacted Cluster SOS Ukraine and thanks to them we approached the idea in this way,” he says.

“What started as a convoy of one or two vehicles is now one made up of two ambulances and three off-road vehicles that iThey will be loaded with medical supplies that military hospitals will receive. It is help for the soldiers but also for the civilians who end up in these places”, comments

The action coordinated by Prieto will be the first to be able to remove wounded soldiers from the Ukraine and bring them to Spain, where in principle they will be directed to Pamplona and Barcelona. “It is something historical and we are going to be the first in Europe in getting it.” Given the interest that the project has taken, Father Ángel, from Mensajeros de la Paz and Sister Lucía Caram will join it. “It will be a joint coordination to enter the Ukraine all three convoys together.”

“Las wars are always a disasterbut with this type of thing you reconcile with humanity and you see that there are also good people”, commented Edu Prieto.


Source: Cuatro – Noticias de última hora, deportes, programas y series by www.cuatro.com.

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