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Kalush Orchestra makes it crystal clear that its money’s on the ...

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Kalush Orchestra makes it crystal clear that its money’s on the military

The Ukrainian band has auctioned off its Eurovision Song Contest trophy to raise funds for the military

Lidia Kelly

Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra, which won the Eurovision Song Contest earlier this month, raised $900,000 (about R14m) for the country’s military by selling the contest’s trophy.

The group won Eurovision with Stefania, surfing a wave of public support to claim an emotional victory that was welcomed by the country’s president, Volodymyr Zelensky.

On Sunday the band sold the crystal microphone it was awarded in a Facebook auction led by Ukrainian TV presenter Serhiy Prytula...

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