Leon Tsoukernik and Tony G are doing their part to help Ukrainian refugees

King’s Station owner Leon Tsoukernik has shown incredible generosity in helping to put a roof over the heads of Ukrainians made homeless by the Russian invasion of their country.

Former PokerStars Pro Team Eugene Katchalov, a Ukrainian with dual US citizenship tweeted last month that he was trying to escape kyiv as Russian forces advanced towards the Ukrainian capital. Katchalov and his wife are now in the Czech Republic.

Katchalov revealed that Tsoukernik has set up facilities to fully support up to 500 refugees, in addition to personally renting several hotels in Marinske Lazne, Czech Republic, where Ukrainians can stay for free with all their meals fully covered. Tsoukernik plans to provide this service for at least a month but is prepared to extend it if necessary.

Tsoukernik takes stock of the refugees in his care

In addition, Tsoukernik provides legal support to those applying for refugee status, offers medical insurance and has promised employment to all who are interested.

A grateful Katchalov, who is renting an AirBnB instead of accepting Tsoukernik’s offer, said the businessman’s generosity offered “so many people a glimmer of hope for a better future.”

Tony G opens TonyResort to those fleeing Ukraine

Tony G.
Tony G.

Tsoukernik is not the only prominent businessman/poker player doing his part to help those displaced by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Tony G. opened the doors of its TonyResort in Lithuania and has since temporarily housed over 70 people, mostly children and families with pets.

Tony G, together with the Lithuanian charity Gediminas Legion, has already transported more than 300 Ukrainian children to Lithuania, at least giving them a fighting chance in these horrific times.

Many other poker players and those working in the industry are also doing their part in the relief effort.

Fergal Nealon
Fergal Nealon

irish mill Fergal Nealon recently traveled to the Polish-Ukrainian border and distributed thousands of euros worth of toys, sanitary products and medical supplies to the Kharkiv health department

Former Redbet Poker Manager and Head of Redbet LIVE, Marcin Jablonski, opened his country home in Poland to those in need of shelter. Jablonski has also teamed up with Nealon and his friends to help a flow of supplies reach those in desperate need in war-torn Ukraine.

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