The Save Lives humanitarian project has helped nearly 500,000 Ukrainians in 70 territorial communities.
Since the start of Russia’s all-out war against Ukraine, businessman Rinat Akhmetov’s Metinvest has sent UAH 3.7 billion to help the Ukrainian state and its citizens. This was announced by his press service on Monday, June 5.
It is indicated that more than half of the funds are directed to the needs of the army as part of the military initiative Steel Front.
And to support Ukrainians affected by the war, the company, in coordination with the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation, created the humanitarian project Save a Life. Almost 500,000 people in 70 territorial communities received assistance.
About 4,200 tons of food, personal hygiene products and essential items for vulnerable segments of the population were delivered to Ukraine from Poland. As such, the Metinvest project is one of the largest humanitarian initiatives in Ukraine. About 200 companies from around the world joined the project. For more than a year of its work, the amount of aid from donors exceeded 2.7 million euros.
We also Save Life implements a program of physical and psychological rehabilitation for Ukrainians: in cooperation with Protez Hub, the project helps servicemen and civilians with amputations to start a full life. Currently, 48 people are undergoing prosthetics and treatment at various stages, of which 13 have already received prostheses worth up to 30,000 euros.
We save lives and Protez Hub also launched Ukraine’s first online education portal for prosthetics specialists and victims. And together with partners, they provided Ukrainians preparing for prosthetics with postoperative care kits. The first batch of 1000 sets is already going to the people.
Saving lives is also supported by hospitals in Ukraine, which are forced to work under double workload conditions. Medical facilities worth 250,000 euros were delivered to medical institutions in Zaporozhye, Kryvyi Rih, Kamensky and Avdiivka. In addition, Metinvest helps doctors under a separate program implemented together with the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation. In total, since the beginning of the war, the company has allocated about UAH 200 million to support Ukrainian medicine.
In addition, the company continues to provide free oxygen to medical facilities for the treatment of patients with the coronavirus and other oxygen-dependent patients. From the beginning of 2023, hospitals have received about 350 tons of oxygen from Metinvest.
Recall that in May, Metinvest joined another major project: the company will allocate UAH 50 million to restore a residential building in Zaporozhye, which suffered last year from a Russian missile attack. After restoration, the building will have its original appearance, as it is an architectural monument.
It was also reported that Metinvest paid UAH 2.5 billion in taxes in the first quarter of this year.
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