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Leon Tsoukernik and Tony G Doing Their Part to Help Ukrainian Refugees

Leon Tsoukernik

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

Former Team PokerStars Pro Eugene Katchalov, a Ukrainian with dual United States nationality last month tweeted he was attempting to escape Kiev as Russian forces advanced on the Ukraine capital city. Katchalov and his wife are now in the Czech Republic.

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

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Tsoukernik give an update to the refugees under his care

In addition, Tsoukernik is providing legal support for those seeking refugee status, offering medical insurance, and has promised a job for everyone who is interested

A grateful Katchalov, who is renting an AirBnB instead of taking up Tsoukernik’s offer, said the businessman’s generosity offers "so many people a glimmer of hope for a brighter future."

Tony G Opens TonyResort to Those Fleeing Ukraine

Tony G
Tony G

Tsoukernik is not the only prominent businessperson/poker player doing their part to help those displaced by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Tony G opened the doors to his TonyResort in Lithuania and has since given temporary accommodation to more than 70 people, mostly children and families with pets.

Tony G, in conjunction with the Lithuanian Gediminas Legion charity, has already transported more than 300 Ukrainian children to Lithuania, giving them at least a fighting chance during 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 grinder Fergal Nealon recently headed to the Poland-Ukraine border and distributed thousands of euros worth of toys, sanitary products, and medical supplies to the Kharkiv health department

Former Redbet Head of Poker and Head of Redbet LIVE, Marcin Jablonski, has opened his countryside home in Poland to those who need shelter. Jablonski has also teamed up with Nealon and friends to help a stream of supplies make it to those in desperate need in war-torn Ukraine.

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