Funds will be used for various needs – from treatment to the fulfillment of targeted requests
Metinvest Group shareholder Rinat Akhmetov decided to launch a project to help the defenders of Azovstal and their families, as well as the families of fallen soldiers. SCM website reports about it.
The project was named «Heart of Azovstal». According to the message, the funds will be directed to various needs – from treatment, psychological assistance, prosthetics to the fulfillment of targeted requests.
According to Rinat Akhmetov, in order to ensure the transparency of the project, a professional, independent team will be formed that will interact with the defenders of Azovstal, their families, patronage services and volunteers.
As GMK Center reported earlier, during the 10 months of the war, Metinvest Group directed more than UAH 2.8 billion to strengthen the country’s defense capabilities, support employees and civilians. As part of Rinat Akhmetov’s Steel Front military initiative, UAH 1.5 billion from the total amount was allocated to the needs of the army.
The company also established a systematic supply of necessary items to the front. In particular, the enterprises of the group handed over 69 special mobile shelters to the front.
Metinvest is one of the largest suppliers of ammunition for the army among private Ukrainian businesses. The country’s defenders received 25,000 helmets and 150,000 body armors from the company, most of which are produced in Ukraine. For this purpose, the group’s enterprises established their own production of steel for armor plates.