Biden's personal pen sold at auction to support Ukraine's Army

29 May, 11:58 AM
Biden's pen was sold at auction for 600,000 hryvnias (Photo:Ukroboronprom /Facebook)

Biden's pen was sold at auction for 600,000 hryvnias (Photo:Ukroboronprom /Facebook)

Ukraine's state-owned defense concern Ukroboronprom and the Prozorro.Sales electronic system have jointly organized a charity auction to sell a pen used by U.S. President Joe Biden, Ukroboronprom reported on Facebook on May 28.

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The organizers noted that the pen has already been handed over to the buyer, while the money will be spent to purchase pickup trucks for the newly created 47th Battalion of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The pen was bought for UAH 600,000 hryvnias (over $20,500).

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"The winner of the auction asked not to make a big thing of it, commenting on it as follows: 'We're just helping. Not for attention. Our Armed Forces need attention now,'" reads the report.

The winner of the auction, named only as Oleksandr, is a participant in a charity initiative to support Ukrainian volunteer organizations and movements. He and his colleagues are engaged in supporting the Armed Forces, as well as Ukrainians who have found themselves in difficult situations because of the war.

Earlier a famous fleece jacket worn by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was sold at a fundraising auction in London for £90,000 (over $111,000).

The proceeds from another auction, where a Ukrainian from abroad bought a painting by famous Ukrainian artist Maria Prymachenko for $500,000, will also be donated to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

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