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The funds were used to purchase products, arrange shelters, implement training programs, and work with psychologists

Metinvest Group continues to implement the program of support for temporarily displaced Ukrainians. Half a year after the start of the war, the company, which closely cooperates with the military administration of Kryvyi Rih, has already allocated UAH 20 million to support IDPs in the city. Metinvest.Media’s press release infroms about it.

These funds were used to purchase food, arrangement of shelters, implement training programs and work with psychologists.

As deputy mayor Serhii Milyutin noted, relevant aid mechanisms have been established in Kryvyi Rih – the distribution of free food kits to people who were forced to leave their homes, free meals for those living in shelters, and the provision of medical and psychological assistance.

“For this, the authorities of Kryvyi Rih allocate funds from the local budget. Metinvest group is our reliable partner in setting up shelters and purchasing the necessary things for displaced people,” he said.

According to Andrii Skachkov, CEO of Northern mining, Metinvest understands how important it is to help Ukrainians maintain a normal life. In particular, from the first days of the Russian invasion, employees of Kryvyi Rih enterprises began to volunteer – collecting things, medicines, hygiene products.

“The city has organized the work of a distribution center, where food kits are formed as part of the project Saving Lives. Assistance is also provided in arranging IDP resettlement sites in Kryvyi Rih. Metinvest has already allocated 20 million hryvnias for this,” he said.

Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation, 70,000 Ukrainians from the Kherson, Kharkiv, Donetsk, Luhansk, and Mykolaiv regions have temporarily moved to Kryvyi Rih, and about 17,000 of the displaced persons are children. Residents of the Dnipropetrovsk region’s communities, where active hostilities are taking place, also find shelter in the city.

Also, since the beginning of the war, Metinvest handed over 266 cars and special vehicles for the needs of the Armed Forces. In particular, 122 cars brought from abroad, mostly pickup trucks, went to the military units.

As GMK Center reported earlier, Metinvest Group has provided almost 500,000 liters of fuel to various units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) and territorial defense since the beginning of the war.