Zelensky met with United24 ambassadors: talked about fundraising for generators for hospitals
The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, held a meeting with the ambassadors of the United24 fundraising platform, which was dedicated to the further unification of efforts to support our country and its citizens during the full-scale russia's aggression.
Rubryka informs about this, referring to the OPU's press service.
Volodymyr Zelensky thanked United24 ambassadors for what they do for Ukraine and Ukrainians.
"Today, it is very important to maintain unity in the world in supporting Ukraine to get through this difficult period. And I am one hundred percent sure that we will win," he emphasized.
As noted, United24 ambassadors were present at the meeting:
- Football player Andriy Shevchenko,
- boxer Oleksandr Usyk,
- American astronaut Scott Kelly.
Joined by video link:
- Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina,
- American actor Liev Schreiber,
- historian Timothy Snyder.
The President's Office head of Ukraine, Andriy Yermak, also participated in the event.
Zelensky noted that the terrible war against our country continues. And with the onset of winter, new challenges appeared in connection with russia's terrorist attacks on civil infrastructure facilities, primarily energy. The President emphasized that the aggressor intends to continue these attacks.
The meeting participants discussed the launch of fundraising for generators for hospitals. They need more than 1000 units. Currently, due to constant attacks on the energy infrastructure, Ukrainian doctors are forced to operate by the light of flashlights.
As Rubryka wrote, before Thanksgiving on November 24, Liev Schreiber announced a generator fundraiser by recording a video message. He is convinced that this campaign will definitely be a success, especially thanks to the combined efforts of the United24 ambassadors.
In addition, on February 27, a video was recorded with the participation of Andrii Shevchenko, Oleksandr Usyk, and Scott Kelly, which shows the iconic Kyiv sites in the conditions of a power outage.
Andrii Shevchenko said that for the first time in his life, he saw the main stadium of the country — the Olympic National Sports Complex — in complete darkness.
"But after darkness, there is always light. The Ukrainian people are indomitable; we will overcome all challenges and win," he is convinced.
Astronaut Kelly said that he talked with Ukrainian children during filming at the "Okhmatdyt" hospital.
"These children were injured during russian missile attacks. I am amazed by the strength of spirit of these children," Scott Kelly said.
Tennis player Elina Svitolina shared her plans for a charity evening, one of the key goals of which will be to collect money for generators.
For his part, Oleksandr Usyk talked about the event in Los Angeles, during which a granite print of his boxing glove was sold at a charity auction for 100,000 US dollars.
Then an unknown buyer asked to present this thing to the President of Ukraine.
The world heavyweight boxing champion noted that it is important today to maintain attention to Ukraine and to understand that a full-scale war is ongoing on the territory of our country.
Professor of History Timothy Snyder emphasized that it is now crucial to protect Ukraine's energy system. The international audience understands this, as evidenced by the response to the project "The Hunter of Shaheds."
"I emphasize that today Ukraine gives the world much more than we give to Ukraine. It is an example of courage for the whole world," he said.