Artur, the Ukrainian refugee boy in Spain who made the honorary kick-off in a La Liga match


Artur Chupyra, a Ukrainian boy who took refuge in Valencia as a result of the war in his country, made the honorary kick-off in the Levante-Espanyo matchl, which takes place this Saturday at the Ciutat de Val猫ncia stadium as a tribute to all the children in their country affected by the conflict.

The Ukrainian boy, who is welcomed by a family of Levante fans who accompanied him to the stadium, he was applauded by the fans, the referee team and the players of both teams.

Artur arrived in Valencia this week after fleeing the war in Ukraine and this Friday he was already in the Ciutat de Val猫ncia, where he greeted the players, especially to Roger Mart铆, one of his idols, since having visited Valencia on other occasions he was familiar with the team.

Rescued with his family in Bucha, he moved to Kiev and from there, first by train and then by bus, he arrived this week in Valencia.

The bus was the first to leave Ukraine for Spanish soil and was received by his foster father, who had already introduced him to the city in 2016 when he was on vacation and this time he became one of the protagonists in the kick-off of the match between Levante and Espanyol.

ANDhe 12-year-old boy also shared with several members of the Levante team, his favorite team, on Friday with which he was able to take several photos and receive several gifts that will surely give him joy to the little boy who is experiencing perhaps the most difficult moment of his life.

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