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PRESS RELEASE : Kyrylo Tymoshenko discussed with the UNICEF Ukraine Representative the urgent issues of support for Ukrainians during the war [November 2022]

The press release issued by the President of Ukraine on 1 November 2022.

Deputy Head of the Office of the President Kyrylo Tymoshenko held a meeting with UNICEF Ukraine Representative Murat Sahin.

The parties discussed the issue of preparing schools for the education of Ukrainian children in war conditions and coordinated the relevant joint work.

Murat Sahin reminded that in the framework of the “Studying Together” initiative launched by the Ministry of Education and Science in cooperation with UNICEF Ukraine and First Lady Olena Zelenska to support the educational process in the current academic year, a thousand hub schools will receive USD 3 million for relevant needs.

In addition, Kyrylo Tymoshenko spoke about the government’s plans to organize heating points in the country for the winter period, where people could stay at a time when their homes may be left without heating and electricity. These points will have generators, drinking water and food, and internet connection. According to the Deputy Head of the President’s Office, about 17,000 generators will be needed for this.

“We want to equip these heating points on the basis of schools and kindergartens in big cities and in administrative buildings in rural areas,” he said.

Kyrylo Tymoshenko noted that Ukraine would welcome assistance from international organizations in the implementation of this project.

Murat Sahin emphasized the importance of such an idea and confirmed UNICEF’s readiness to support the project on the equipment of heating points in the framework of the “Studying Together” initiative in schools and kindergartens.

He also informed about the aid and projects that UNICEF has already implemented and is currently implementing in Ukraine to support citizens during the war, in particular in the coming winter period.