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  • UNITED24 launches Rebuild Ukraine program. The first project will be the restoration of 18 apartment buildings in Kyiv region
    Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, posted 12 January 2023 17:14

    On January 12, 2023, UNITED24’s Rebuild Ukraine program was presented in Irpin. In its first stage, 18 structures in Kyiv region will be restored. These buildings are located in Irpin, Borodyanka, Hostomel, as well as Buzova and Myla in the Dmytrivska territorial community. Thanks to this, 4,237 Ukrainians will be able to return to their homes.

    UAH 719,000,000 is required to restore these apartment complexes. Thanks to UNITED24 donors from 110 countries, over UAH 504,000,000 has already been raised. Additionally, the restoration will be partially funded from both the state budget and residential contributions.

    Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal, together with Deputy Prime Minister for Restoration of Ukraine – Minister for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development Oleksandr Kubrakov and Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov, inspected one of the buildings in Irpin, on Kyivska Street, as well as the Champion stadium. At the stadium, the officials were met by a legendary Ukrainian football player and UNITED24 ambassador, Andriy Shevchenko. It was he who undertook the restoration of the Champion stadium, which was destroyed by russian shelling.

    With the support of regional and local authorities, alongside the residents themselves, the reconstruction process has already begun.

    “russia has caused huge damage to our country worth hundreds of billions of dollars. Ukraine’s recovery program will be the largest reconstruction project since the World War II. We already understand 4 key sources of funding for reconstruction projects this year: confiscated russian assets, budget funds, funds of international partners, and donor funds raised through the UNITED24 platform. We are grateful to everyone who has contributed to the reconstruction of our country,” said Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal.

    “We are building national fundraisers from scratch. Over the last 8 months, UNITED24 has united the whole world to help Ukraine. Dozens of international companies, ambassadors, and private donors have joined the Rebuild Ukraine initiative. For example, the funds to rebuild one of apartment complexes were provided by our partner, Balenciaga fashion house. Oleksandr Usyk overtook the restoration of another house. Lithuania has provided us with enormous aid. We thank everyone who donates towards our victory and the rebuilding of Ukraine,” said Mykhailo Fedorov, Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Digital Transformation.

    The first homes to be rebuilt were chosen by a special interdepartmental commission, while the formal request was issued by the Kyiv Regional Military Administration.

    “Over 27,000 buildings in Kyiv region have been damaged as a result of russia’s invasion, with the majority of them being residential housing. First and foremost, the funds collected via UNITED24 will be put towards restoring partially damaged apartment buildings, so that more people can return to their homes as soon as possible,” said Oleksandr Kubrakov, Deputy Prime Minister for Restoration of Ukraine – Minister for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development of Ukraine.

    The presentation was also attended by UNITED24 ambassador Andriy Shevchenko. Earlier, in autumn 2022, the legendary football player organized a crowdfunding initiative aimed at restoring the Champion stadium in Irpin, which was destroyed by russian shelling. The ambassador has already engaged his former football club, AC Milan, in the fundraiser, which donated EUR 150,000, as well as Shakhtar FC, which transferred EUR 100,000. In February, a charity event will be held in Milan under the patronage of the Armani brand, in order to raise funds for the stadium.