Prince Harry pays tribute to Invictus Games star killed in action in Ukraine – world news
In a statement on their Archewell website, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle said their “hearts were heavy” after learning of the death of Invictus Games star Serhii Karaivan.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have paid tribute to an Invictus Games star who was killed fighting against the Russian invasion of his country.
It was revealed yesterday that former Invictus Games essayist Serhii Karaivan died on Sunday and the Ukraine team manager paid tribute to his “sense of humour, professionalism, patriotism and sporting endeavours”.
Harry founded the games to help rehabilitate injured or ill service members and veterans around the world, challenging them to compete in sporting events similar to the Paralympic Games.
And on the website of Archewell, Harry and Meghan’s foundation, it says “hearts are heavy as we recognize the recent loss of a member of our community of veterans in Ukraine, who was defending his country. against attacks.
The statement added: “We also pay tribute to the brave men and women of our global veteran community, past and present, who have long protected their countries and their families with unprecedented strength and determination.
“We continue to work and speak daily with the Invictus Games Foundation to help as much as we can.”
Meanwhile, Archewell also revealed that he has made a number of donations to charities that support the people of Ukraine amid the Russian invasion of the country.
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The statement added: “Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, through their non-profit Archewell Foundation, have made donations to a number of organizations working on the ground to support the Ukrainian people, including HIAS, The HALO Trust, and a coalition of Ukrainian media like The Kyiv Independent, supported by the organization Are We Europe.
“We also continue to work with our partners at World Central Kitchen and the World Health Organization to help with the global and local humanitarian response to the crisis.”
Harry and Meghan were the first members of the royal family to speak out on the crisis in Ukraine, shortly after Russia began its invasion.
In a statement, they said they “stand with the people of Ukraine” and urged leaders to do more to stop the crisis.
The message, shared on their Archewell website, read: “Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and all of us at Archewell stand with the people of Ukraine against this breach of international and humanitarian law and encourage the global community and its leaders to do the same.
Harry served in the military for 10 years, rising to the rank of captain and undertaking two tours in Afghanistan.