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23 March 2020

Delivery of Equipment from China

A special aircraft of the Armed Forces of Ukraine arrives in Kyiv from China tonight, bringing the necessary medical equipment to Ukraine for the fight against SARS-CoV-2 virus.

At the initiative of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy, in the near future, such flights will be flying between Ukraine and the countries where the leading manufacturers of medical equipment, protective suits, respirators, etc. are located.

This flight delivers to Ukraine, among other things, 10 lung ventilators, 850 sets of protective clothing, 1,000 medical glasses for medical staff, as well as 10,000 rapid tests to identify and confirm COVID-19. All this equipment was purchased by Vadym Novynskyi's Foundation in Honour of the Intercession of the Most Holy Mother of God. It was purchased in conditions of huge rush and demand higher than possible.
19 March 2020

Nationwide Humanitarian Aid Campaign for Veterans of the Great Patriotic War, Combat Veterans, Labour Veterans and Disabled People

Vadym Novynskyi's Charitable Foundation has launched a nationwide humanitarian aid campaign for veterans of the Great Patriotic War, combat veterans, labour veterans, and disabled people. This was announced by Dmytro Sergeyev, the director of the Foundation.

‘Helping our esteemed heroes – those who liberated our land from fascism – is one of the most important focus areas for the Foundation. On a personal request of its founder, Vadym Novynskyi, the supply of essential food packages was organized in all regions of our presence to support these people during the quarantine period and, if possible, to reduce their need for going out to food stores. In collaboration with local veteran organizations, we developed a plan for targeted delivery of food packages to their homes and in the morning of 18 March the deliveries began,’ said Dmytro Sergeyev.

The first locations where the project started were Kyiv city and Kyiv region. In the coming days, the Foundation's offices in Kherson, Mykolayiv, Odesa and Donetsk regions will join in.

18 March 2020

Challenges for Ukraine

Ukraine has faced challenges that could seriously complicate the economic and social situation for many years to come. Today, the country is experiencing the effect of the maximum number of negative factors: the war, the coronavirus pandemic, the global decline in financial and commodity markets, and the inefficiency of the state system.

A rapid growth of unemployment is expected in the country, and worsening of social standing of citizens is forecasted.

Against the backdrop of these unprecedented circumstances in Ukraine, the war in the Donbas continues. People are dying; buildings and infrastructure of the region are being destroyed. The Minsk Agreements are not being implemented. The War Party is again trying to use the rhetoric of hatred, while attempting to prevent the establishment of peace in the country.

Today it is necessary to take steps that would ensure unity within the country. Political parties should forget about their ratings. Strife and hatred must give way to the solidarity of citizens in the face of more serious and terrible challenges. We must all be united by three priorities, each of which is important and intrinsically valuable.
18 March 2020

Lung Ventilator for Heart Institute of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine

Vadym Novynskyi's Charitable Foundation in Honour of the Intercession of the Most Holy Mother of God purchased a top-class lung ventilator for extended respiratory support of patients in the resuscitation unit and intensive care unit (Servo-I universal, Maquet Gettinge Group) and handed it over to Heart Institute of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine.

As WHO officials pointed out on numerous occasions, lung-related complications (pulmonary edema) are the main cause of death among patients with COVID-19 coronavirus.

The ventilator is suitable for both adult patients weighing up to 250 kg and newborn children. It supports multiple lung ventilation modes, and also provides artificial lung ventilation with feedback and with possibility to adapt the flow to the patient's needs in all operation modes through enclosed monitoring of ventilation parameters. 

04 February 2020

Downsizing to 300 MPs will Cut Representation of Ukrainian People in Legislative Branch

Today, the rate of representation by parliamentarians is approximately 10 MPs per 1 million Ukrainians, while in European countries it stands higher: 14 – in France, 15 – in Poland, 16 – in Italy etc. In addition, the quantitative composition of the Ukrainian parliament (450 MPs) is also far from the highest rate compared to neighbouring countries.

The goal of saving budget funds is, of course, a noble one. However, I believe that the primary task of the parliament as a representative body is to maintain access of the Ukrainian people to governing of the state. Especially in the context of unreasonably high salaries of executive officials and officials of state-run enterprises.

In my opinion, before making amendments to the Constitution, it would also be necessary to cut the minimum number of MPs required for a constitutional representation or constitutional appeal. Otherwise, it will be much more difficult to collect 45 signatures of parliamentarians with a one and a half times fewer number of MPs in the downsized Verkhovna Rada, which means that our voters will be limited in their rights.
19 January 2020

Happy Epiphany!

The Lord, once baptized in the waters of the Jordan River, sanctified them with His immense righteousness, and granted us revival and rebirth by the Holy Spirit. On this day, we praise the Lord and recall the sacrament of our own Baptism, the beginning of our path to salvation. We recall how our souls became filled with God's Grace and the Holy Spirit, and how we ourselves and our lives changed forever. After all, it is said that everyone who was baptized into Christ put on Christ.

That means once we were baptized in the name of Christ and the Holy Trinity, we were embodied in Christ spiritually: in His truth, holiness, gentleness, humility, obedience, patience, abstinence – in a new man created by God’s model in truth and the reverence of message. And today our soul is especially happy because of that, and there is a feeling of light and ease at heart. 

On this holiday, I want to wish you, my friends, to remain true Christians, faithful to our Mother Church, to love and be loved, to enjoy life and give joy to others in spite of anything. I wish that you be able to do good not by force, not by direction, but by the command of the heart.