18 October 2023

Group DF sent UAH 933.8 million to help Ukraine since the beginning of full-scale war

From the beginning of  full-scale war until September 1, 2023, Group DF businesses provided assistance to Ukrainians and Armed Forces of Ukraine in total amount of UAH 933.8 million.

Over 1.5 years humanitarian aid reached more than 5.7 million people throughout Ukraine. Charitable initiatives are carried out by the efforts of nitrogen, titanium, gas, media and logistics businesses of Group DF, by the shareholder, volunteer groups of employees of our businesses.

Support of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

As part of  “Cars for Armed Forces of Ukraine” Project 958 cars and 93.4 thousand liters of fuel were handed over to our militants . The vehicles were provided in accordance with orders of militants who protect our country on the front line. In addition to passenger cars we also provided dump trucks, flatbed vehicles, vans, mobile cranes and excavators. The cars passed  technical inspection and were prepared for use – both in civilian conditions and on the front line. Some cars were converted according to the requests of special army units.

Group DF businesses continue to support Armed Forces of Ukraine within  Counteroffensive Project. We handed over 138 modern drones for Armed Forces of Ukraine, 5 anti-drone systems, 8 special radio-electronic detection and jamming systems, 14 special equipment /cars for air defense, 13 mobile headquarters, 201 means of communication, 216 thermal imagers .

Social initiatives

Group DF continues the implementation of  “Warm Ours” project. The RGC Production plants  together with the enterprises “Rivneazot” and “Cherkasky “Azot” produced 2,200 boiler furnaces for Armed Forces of Ukraine and supplied 260 generators for civilian and military needs.

In the project “Medicine” 1,760 tons of medicines and medical equipment were given for the needs of hospitals and institutions of the Ministry of Health : monitors, ophthalmoscopes, laryngoscopes, portable breathing devices for adults and children. Nitrogen enterprises of  OSTCHEM holding shipped 489,000 cubic meters of medical oxygen to hospitals. Aid is provided to hospitals and rehabilitation centres for the wounded in 12 regions. The Group’s enterprises support the Children’s Heart Foundation by providing assistance to the Centre of Children’s Cardiology and Cardio Surgery “Okhmatdit” for children affected by explosions.

As part of  “Cities Restoration” project Group DF businesses are working to restore energy infrastructure and water supply, help in repair of destroyed educational institutions which contributes to the restoration of the lives of Ukrainians in  de-occupied territories of Ukraine.

OLEG ARESTARKHOV, Head of corporate communications of Group DF:

Three new social projects that we are currently initiating relate to the rehabilitation of the wounded, assistance to the children of temporarily displaced Ukrainians, as well as development projects of de-occupied villages. Since the beginning of  war we have not stopped providing aid to cities,  army, and affected Ukrainians. Despite the fact that business is in very difficult situation now, a number of our assets have been destroyed by invaders, we continue to secure orders from  militants and from the administrations of the cities where our business is present. This is the social duty of Ukrainian business, we believe that it will speed up the victory and further restoration of the country. 1,822 of our employees continue to defend our country.

CERTIFICATE. Since the beginning of  full-scale war in Ukraine Group DF businesses have provided assistance to the militants and civilian population in total amount of UAH 933.8 million . Additionally the Group transferred UAH 100 million to special accounts of the NBU for supporting of humanitarian aid to Ukraine. A project was implemented to evacuate more than 300,000 people to safer areas. In addition, a special operation was carried out to evacuate foreign citizens from ships blocked in the Black Sea. As of September 2023 the assistance for  Armed Forces of Ukraine covers:  purchase of thermal imagers ( 216 ), body armors ( 670 ), tactical clothing ( 6118 ), fuel ( 93,400 l ), drones ( 155 ), as well as night vision devices, stoves, helmets, ammunition, generators , performance of a number of technical works. As for humanitarian direction the following is carried out: providing of temporary accommodation, equipment of premises, provision of water ( 35,000 l ), food ( 55,000 kg ), medicines ( 1,760 tons ), as well as the creation of social services to help displaced people and “points of invincibility” ( 25 ).

About a quarter of all aid is provided through charitable foundations: YRZ Non-Profit gemeinnurtzige UG, CF “Free Air”, “All-Ukrainian Fund for Assistance to the Families of Ukrainian Heroes “DRUG”, NGO “Help the Front”, Voluntary Formation No. 8 “Lisovyk”, CF “Ukrainian Social Protection”, CF “Volunteers of Podillia”, CF ” Lazar”, CF “Communities of Zhytomyr”, CF “Teple Misto”.