Ukraine’s Eurovision Winners Auctions Off Trophy for Army

The real winner will hopefully be the army!

Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra, which won the Eurovision this year has sold its trophy for a $900,000 donation to help found the Ukrainian army.


The trophy — a large crystal microphone with the song contest’s logo — was put up for auction on Facebook.

The bidding ended Saturday night and was won by WhiteBIT, a Ukrainian bitcoin company.


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The group Kalush Orchestra won the European contest on May 14 with its song “Stefania” mixing hip-hop and traditional music.


Russia, which invaded Ukraine on February 24, was excluded from the competition.