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The Vadym Novynskyi Foundation has delivered 5,000 food kits to victims in Ukraine who have suffered from the Russian invasion that began on February 24, 2022. These recipients include residents who still have homes, in addition to refugees and other displaced persons. The food kits were delivered with the help of postal operator Nova Poshta and other volunteers to the following cities and regions:
As of June, Novynskyi has allocated a total of 512 million Ukrainian hryvnias (UAH) for humanitarian projects since the war began.
The Vadym Novynskyi Foundation is the charitable arm of Smart Holding Group, and the foundation’s mission is to help Ukrainian citizens in difficult circumstances, including large families, retirees and war veterans. It has significantly expanded its operations since the beginning of the war to help those deprived of their housing and livelihood. Dmytro Sergeyev, director of the Foundation, says the foundation “could not deprive Ukrainians of faith in themselves and in mutual assistance” during these difficult times.
He added that the food kits contain a variety of basic foods, including canned meat, cereals, fish, vegetables, flour, oil, baby food, sweets and tea. The total weight of these kits already exceeds 50 tons, although the deliveries are on-going.
The Vadym Novynskyi Charitable Foundation delivered ten equipped ambulances to hospitals in Kryvyi Rih during early February, before the war. This was the second batch that the Foundation has purchased. Nine of these vehicles were delivered to the Regional Center for Emergency Care and Disaster Medicine in the Zaporizhia region, while the remaining ambulance went to the Sumy region and was later transferred to the Svesky Primary Health Care Center.
Oleksandr Lukyanenko, Deputy Head of the Health Department of the Executive Committee of the City Council for Kryvyi Rih, expressed his gratitude for the vehicles, saying they were especially needed during the current period of increased workload on healthcare facilities. He added that the ambulances would go to various medical institutions in the city that are currently dealing with war-related emergencies.
Serhiy Milyutin, Deputy Mayor of Kryvyi Rih, stated that the Vadym Novynskyi Foundation has also previously provided financial assistance to his city, allowing it to purchase medicines and other necessities. The Foundation donated 17.5 million UAH upon the request of Oleksandr Vilkul, head of the Military Administration of Kryvyi Rih. The purpose of these funds was to ensure residents of the city continue to have a stable life under martial law, which was declared in that city after the war started. Milyutin added that his administration is doing everything possible to help its citizens receive the aid they need during the war.
Vadym’s foundation reported on 27 March that it had sent four heavy-duty trucks to Mariupol with food worth UAH 9 million to Mariupol, a large city in eastern Ukraine that has received some of the most intense fighting of the war. However, only one truck was able to reach the city due to the risk of artillery. The other three diverted to the nearby city of Zaporizhia, where refugees from Mariupol have been receiving food kits. It was also announced that the foundation will continue to attempt deliveries of humanitarian aid to Mariupol in small batches to reduce the risk of losses from Russian attacks. This press release added that the foundation would always support Ukrainians in their fight for peace.
Another batch of aid was delivered to the city of Chernihiv, as reported on 28 March. This aid was valued at 500,000 UAH and consisted largely of medicine and food. In addition to the residents of Chernihiv, beneficiaries of this aid include many refugees from Kharkiv, which has been hard hit in the war. The Vasylkiv City Organization of Afghanistan Veterans also received aid from this shipment.
The Foundation delivered an additional 1.5 million UAH worth of aid to Kyiv residents upon the request of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC), where Novynskyi is a protodeacon. These funds will primarily provide meals for city residents. Additional uses of these funds include clothing, food and medicine for hospitals and organizations supporting the disabled.
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