There is a report that Elton John helped orchestrate the evacuation of a Ukraine family from their homeland over the weekend due to the conflict in that region.

The mission to save six-year old Lev Ageyev, his seven-year old brother and their grandmother is believed to have taken place Saturday and was arranged by a foundation run by Elton’s close friend, socialite Olena Franchuk. Lev is the little boy Elton wanted to adopt in 2009, but was forbidden from doing so because of Ukrainian laws barring gay couples from adoption. A spokeswoman for Elton was unavailable for comment.

In other Elton news, word has it that he will celebrate next year’s 40th anniversary of Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy by playing the bulk of the album at select special concerts with New York and London more or less confirmed. Again, due to the holiday weekend, Elton’s spokeswoman was unavailable for comment.