Ukrainian pro Mark Padun creates NFTs to support homecountry's medical relief fund

The Ukrainian will donate a proportion of sales to medical support for his country

Mark Padun NFT Ukraine
(Image credit: Getty Images/Facundo Kostelak FEK)

Ukrainian cyclist Mark Padun has created a collection of NFT artwork pieces, with large parts of the proceeds going towards humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine.

The EF Education-EasyPost rider is from the city of Donetsk, part of the region of Ukraine that has been subject to war for eight years. He continued racing during Russia's invasion of the entire country in February, though, and he is hoping the NFT project will raise money for field hospital equipment and medicines. 

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