A new lot of humanitarian aid donated by the Italian government to Ukraine has arrived in Kiev: ten tents (measuring 23 square metres) equipped for the winter (with an air chamber for insulation, wood-burning stoves and thermal blankets), as well as generators, which will help mitigate the effects of the war on the civilian population of the Ukrainian capital. The tents are part of a lot of 58 pieces donated by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation to the organisation CUAMM – Doctors with Africa, which distributed the tents in the areas most affected by the conflict, in cooperation with the Ukrainian Charitable Fund 8848.
“The support provided by the Italian government to Kiev is a sign of the solidarity and closeness of the Italian people towards Ukraine. No words can describe the suffering that the Russian armed attack is causing to the Ukrainian population and its children. Italy has been, is, and remains close to Ukraine in this tragic moment. We hope that this new gift, a concrete sign of the friendship that unites the two countries, can offer comfort to those who do not have a warm place to spend the night, in the hope that peace may not be too far away”, said the Italian Ambassador to Kiev, Pier Francesco Zazo.
The aid, delivered in the presence of Kiev Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko and of Italian Consul Federico Nicolaci, will concretely reinforce the “Points of Invincibility” system set up by the municipality of Kiev: areas where people can keep warm, charge their phones and obtain up-to-date information in the event of a power and heating failure. Today, over 530 such help stations are active in the capital.