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04 June 2020

Фонд Вадима Новинского передал средства индивидуальной защиты медикам Херсона

Фонд Вадима Новинского «В честь Покрова Пресвятой Богородицы» передал средства индивидуальной защиты для медиков Херсонской области.

В очередную гуманитарную поставку вошли 1000 комплектов костюмов биозащиты и 1000 защитных экранов.

«Благодарим Фонд и Вадима Новинского за системную и последовательную помощь региону в борьбе с эпидемией. Переданное оборудование будет распределено в медучреждения области и защитит медиков, находящихся на передовой»», - отметил в ходе церемонии передачи помощи заместитель главы Херсонской ОГА Вадим Чабан.

07 May 2020

“The Last Battle” Documentary to the 75th Anniversary of the Great Victory

“The Last Battle” documentary has premiered on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Great Victory. The movie is an attempt to look at the Great Patriotic War through the eyes of veterans themselves. The author of the idea and the director of the film is Aleksey Batkovskiy.

These days we hear a lot about what politicians and historians think about the war. Politicians and historians who are ready to forget and score out, distort and rewrite the past. We see how the seeds of scepticism are sown in the minds of descendants – ordinary men ready to follow some fashion trends and chase after sensations. While asking the surviving veterans about the greatest tragedy of the twentieth century, trying to recreate the picture of the Feat from the mosaic of memories – was not just unwelcome, but rather deliberately avoided in recent years.

10 April 2020

Novynskyi's Foundation to Provide Ukrainian Hospitals with Insulating Boxes for Transporting Patients

10 special-purpose insulating boxes for transporting COVID-19 patients, earlier purchased by Vadym Novynskyi's Foundation in Honour of the Intercession of the Most Holy Mother of God, have been delivered to Ukraine.

The protective/insulating boxes allow the initial transportation to hospitals of persons suspected of being COVID-19 positive. At the same time they ensure a sufficient level of protection for doctors handling such patients.

Each chamber has four built-in flat portals providing easy access to the patient, and two auxiliary portals used for infusion lines and other medical equipment.

Protective boxes of this type can also be used as protection from a "contaminated" environment for transporting patients with weakened immunity. In the coming days, the insulating boxes will be distributed for the needs of Ukrainian hospitals.

10 April 2020

High-precision Diagnostic Systems for Detecting COVID-19 Delivered to Ukraine

High-precision and highly efficient diagnostic systems for detecting COVID-19 disease, purchased in China by Vadym Novynskyi's Foundation in Honor of the Intercession of the Most Holy Mother of God, arrived in Ukraine.

Three iPonatic systems have been customs cleared and sent to healthcare facilities of Kherson, Mariupol, and Kryvyi Rih cities.

The systems use the PCR (polymerase chain reaction) technology. In addition to the diagnosis of COVID-19 coronavirus, they allow the detection of respiratory pathogens of influenza A and B virus, respiratory syncytial virus, adenovirus, human rhinovirus, and mycoplasma pneumonia.

09 April 2020

Mobile Team of Ukrainian Healthcare Professionals Commissioned to Italy

Last Saturday, a mobile team of Ukrainian healthcare professionals set off for Italy to render assistance to their Italian colleagues in the fight against coronavirus. This is an act of humanitarian assistance to the country that is one of the epicenters of the epidemic in Europe today, and the country where Ukrainian expatriate community (diaspora) of thousands of people lives.

In addition to directly rendering the assistance, their mission is to gain valuable experience for Ukraine, which has not yet entered the epidemiological peak. Ukrainian doctors will learn advanced protocols and methods of treating the disease. Best practices will then be implemented at home.  

The delegation includes 10 healthcare professionals from the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Internal Affairs. These are infectious disease specialists, resuscitators, surgeons, anesthetists, endocrinologists, neuropathologists and medical nurses.
07 April 2020

Congratulations on the Occasion of the Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary

Dear Friends, Congratulations on the Occasion of the Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary!

The prophecy about the birth of the world's Saviour came true, unnoticeable for the whole world. The good news – the main news for all the humankind – came quietly, peacefully and joyfully, like everything genuine and great, without loud statements and pompous words. The world changed in a flash, because full faith of the human, the Virgin Mary, to God was revealed.

Today, unconditional faith in Christ of each of us can be a decisive force that will help overcome all troubles and diseases in this world. Trust in God, His Providence and holy will is the main condition of our faith.

02 April 2020

Ukrainian Orthodox Church and Novynskyi's Foundation Provided a Hundred Thousand PCR Tests and Protection Gear to All Regions of Ukraine

Today, on behalf of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC), clergymen in all regions of Ukraine provided medical staff with the tests (DialPlexQ™ 2019-nCoV), which Vadym Novynskyi's Foundation purchased in South Korea.

In addition to the tests, UOC bishops handed over to hospitals additional personal protective equipment meant for medical staff in Mykolaiv, Kherson, Donetsk, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhzhya and Kharkiv regions. Earlier, hospitals in these regions also received thousands of high-class biological protection suits and respirators from Vadym Novynskyi's Foundation.

Kherson region was one of the first regions to receive the testing systems. To date, 40 systems for 4,000 tests, 1,060 protective goggles and 550 reinforced medical masks have been delivered here.


31 March 2020

Medical Staff in Six Regions Received Up-to-date Protective Gear from Novynskyi's Foundation

Hospitals in Donetsk, Kherson, Mykolaiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhzhya and Kharkiv regions received up-to-date high-class biological protection suits and respirators (N99 and N95) from Vadym Novynskyi's International Charitable Foundation in Honour of the Intercession of the Most Holy Mother of God. Very soon, 100,000 tests (DialPlexQ™ 2019-nCoV), which Vadym Novynskyi's Foundation purchased in South Korea, will be delivered to medical laboratories.

‘Only by joining together we can defeat our common mischief, can provide help to healthcare professionals and protect people,’ said Vadym Novynskyi, the founder of the Foundation.

He also emphasized that the immediate plans of Smart-Holding and the Foundation include an additional purchase of biological protection suits, medical masks, respirators, disinfectants and other sought-after medical equipment.

31 March 2020

Lung Ventilator and a Hundred of Reusable Protective Suits for Medical Staff Provided to Oleksandrivska Clinical Hospital

The Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC), His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufriy and the founder of the Foundation, Vadym Novynskyi, provided the doctors of Oleksandrivska Clinical Hospital with the latest-generation lung ventilator designed to simultaneously operate for two patients, as well as a hundred of reusable protective suits and a hundred of protective goggles.

The medical equipment was handed over to representatives of the clinic by the Primate of the UOC, His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufriy at his residence in Kyiv Pechersk Lavra. The Head of the Church blessed the medical staff of the clinical hospital, as well as all representatives of the medical professions in Ukraine: ‘God's blessing to all healthcare professionals, all those who work hard today, who show love for their neighbours every day. This is especially valuable when these neighbours are in trouble. May God bless and protect you!’

 

30 March 2020

Vadym Novynskyi's Charitable Foundation Bought 100,000 Coronavirus PCR Tests for Ukrainian Hospitals

Vadym Novynskyi's Charitable Foundation has purchased in South Korea and delivered to Ukraine 100,000 DialPlexQ™ ️PCR testing systems for the diagnosis of coronavirus in laboratory conditions.

In the coming days, the testing systems will be handed over to Ukrvaktsyna state enterprise and will be distributed countrywide to specialized infectious diseases laboratories that have the necessary conditions for storage and handling of such reagents.

This was reported by Yevgeniy Zagorulko, a representative of Vadym Novynskyi's Charitable Foundation in Honour of the Intercession of the Most Holy Mother of God. He also explained that the purchased set of the testing systems contains all the necessary components for the most accurate method of detecting coronavirus - PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction). That is why there is no need for additional reagents. The testing time takes from 105 to 120 minutes. It may vary depending on the laboratory, its equipment and personnel.

27 March 2020

Delivery of 100,000 DialPlexQ™ ️2019-nCoV Tests from South Korea

Preparation for the delivery of 100,000 DialPlexQ™ ️2019-nCoV tests from South Korea is in progress. DHL delivery service is loading the cargo in Seoul. In the coming days, the testing systems will arrive in Ukraine, where they will be immediately distributed to specialized infectious diseases laboratories throughout the country that have the necessary conditions for storage and handling of such reagents. The delivery was organized through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine at the initiative of the Office of the President of Ukraine. 

Vadym Novynskyi's Charitable Foundation in Honour of the Intercession of the Most Holy Mother of God became the only financial partner of the delivery understanding the importance of having up-to-date quick and reliable coronavirus tests in the context of the unfolding pandemic. The total financing amounted to more than USD 1.5 million.
26 March 2020

Vadym Novynskyi's Foundation Donated Lung Ventilators and Medical Protection Equipment to Mariupol Hospital

The hospital’s intensive care unit received two lung ventilators, each of which can operate for two patients simultaneously, as well as two hundred reusable professional protective suits and two hundred protective goggles for doctors.

During the equipment hand-over, Vadym Novynskyi said: 'The experience of China prompts that the key to success in the fight against coronavirus is universal strict discipline, tough measures introduced by the state and their rigorous implementation on the ground. This is a fair share of contribution by which each of us can help the state stop this common challenge today. I want to assure you that our Charitable Foundation continues the procurement process. The next shipments of equipment and protective gear have been paid, and as soon as they become available on the suppliers' side, we will be bringing them to Ukraine. Yet, I would very much like to know that this medical equipment is useful to the Mariupol hospital, particularly for rendering such medical aid as planned operations rather than urgent cases. We are praying in hope that the virus will recede after Easter. I am sure that the Lord will not leave us!'

25 March 2020

His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufriy and Vadym Novynskyi Delivered Lung Ventilator and Medical Protection Equipment to Chernivtsi

At the initiative of His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufriy of Kyiv and All Ukraine, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (the UOC) delivered charitable aid to the regional children's clinical hospital in Chernivtsi city to help fight against coronavirus.

The support package included an up-to-date lung ventilator that can operate simultaneously for two patients, as well as one hundred reusable water-repellent protective suits and one hundred protective goggles for the medical staff of the hospital.

When handing over the equipment, His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufriy thanked the Member of the Parliament, the founder of the Charitable Foundation in Honour of the Intercession of the Most Holy Mother of God, Vadym Novynskyi for helping Chernivtsi region.

24 March 2020

Vadym Novynskyi Donated Two Lung Ventilators and Biological Protection Suits to Doctors of Kherson Region

Vadym Novynskyi's Charitable Foundation provided Kherson Regional State Administration with two mechanical lung ventilators, as well as 200 top-class biological protection suits, 200 masks and protective goggles for local doctors.

This is the first part of the humanitarian aid that was donated by the MP's Foundation to meet the needs of the region.

MP Vadym Novynskyi said about this in Kherson, during a briefing held following a meeting between local authorities and representatives of businesses in the region.

The Head of Kherson Regional State Administration Yuriy Gusev thanked the parliamentarian for the provided assistance. In his turn, Vadym Novynskyi said that the region will receive the next part of the humanitarian aid in the near future, once the procurement process is completed.

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.
17 January 2020

Vadym Novynskyi's Commentary on Draft Law “On State Regulation of Activities in the Organization and Conduct of Gambling”

In the sixth year of the armed conflict, when tens of millions of Ukrainians are waiting for decisions from the parliament for termination of the war and getting out of poverty, the Verkhovna Rada is busy with overtly lobbist draft laws, which is unacceptable for a civilized state.

On Thursday, again without prior discussion, the parliament supported in the first reading draft law No. 2285-d "On state regulation of activities in the organization and conduct of gambling."

What do we, as a country, show to the world with such a decision? That the income of casino owners is more important for us than overcoming the humanitarian crisis and restoring our state sovereignty.

In a situation where 80% of citizens consider the war and poverty to be their main troubles and expect the authorities to focus on solving these particular problems, and where only 11% of Ukrainians support the legalization of gambling, the authorities must give an answer to society why their priorities are so radically far from public demands.
16 January 2020

Venice Commission’s Recommendations Not Taken Into Account in New Law on Secondary Education

Today, the Verkhovna Rada adopted the new edition of the Law "On Complete General Secondary Education" in its second reading. The Law again failed to implement the recommendations of the Venice Commission, although the government promised to take them into account. At the same time, the Law reproduces the provisions on the language of studies, which earlier elicited criticism of the Council of Europe.

Now only the peoples named the indigenous ones in the draft Law, primarily the Crimean Tatars, will be able to receive full secondary education in their native language. National minorities whose languages are the official languages of the EU will be able to study in their native language from 20 to 60% of the education period.

Yet, Russian-speaking and bilingual Ukrainians will find themselves in the most difficult situation: they, along with Russians, are said to be equal to “other national minorities” and will be able to study Russian in schools only within 20% of the study time. It is precisely this discrimination that the Venice Commission drew attention to.

28 December 2019

Peace Team is Our Common Mission in 2020

The expiring 2019 was a year of new hopes for all of us. Firstly, because the “party of war", which had been keeping Ukraine hostage to its voluntaristic, nationalistic policy of hostility and theft for five years, suffered a crushing defeat in the presidential and parliamentary elections. And secondly, the peace-building process finally moved forward from the dead centre. We received a real chance for peace and the return of the Donbas to Ukraine.

The Normandy Summit (between Ukraine, France, Germany and Russia) in Paris on 9 December 2019 is an important turning point. The four leaders agreed on the implementation of the Minsk Agreements and put their signatures under the Normandy Group's general communiqué, the first document of the Group for the years of the war. Thus, all the clauses of these agreements have been re-confirmed and legitimized once again. It also means that the signatories of the Paris Communiqué not only declare, but also take their personal responsibility, on behalf of their states and peoples, for the establishment of peace in Ukraine. Such a result of the Paris negotiations is an undoubted success for each participant, and for all the countries. In addition, it is a personal success of Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who fulfils the will of millions of citizens of Ukraine – the will to peace.
20 December 2019

UAH 3 Billion of Budget Revenues Do Not Compensate for Irreversible Social Consequences From Legalized Gambling

The legalization of gambling can cause a sharp increase in gambling addiction among young people and a collapse of moral standards in society.

Draft Law No. 2285-d on state regulation of the activity in the sphere of organization and delivery of gambling (in fact, the initiative of the authorities to allow the presence of casinos and gambling halls in Ukrainian populated areas in direct access for citizens) has been submitted to the parliament. The lifting of the ban on gambling will lead to an increase in the number of crimes and higher risk for the state to lose control over the situation.

UAH three billion of budget revenues from entities involved in organization and delivery of gambling, an amount declared within the government's program, are definitely not a driver of economic growth. They are modest revenues, and they do not compensate for the threat of sliding into extreme poverty for millions of Ukrainian families who will face gambling addiction.