The Honorary Consulate of Georgia in Milan, responding to a request for humanitarian aid from the Consulate General of Ukraine in Milan, decided to organise a fund-raising campaign to support the victims of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

The great response of solidarity received from the Italian people has often focused on basic necessities such as clothing, food and medicine; the H. Consul Lelio Niccolò Orsini d’Aragona therefore thought it appropriate to meet a specific request from the Ukrainian Ministry of Health regarding the need for sanitary refrigerators for hospitals instead.

The fundraising, activated among the friends of the Honorary Consulate of Georgia in Milan, made it possible in three weeks: the research, the identification of the best quality-price product and the consequent purchase and delivery of eight refrigerators for the storage of whole blood (erythrocytes) and medicines, for a total market value of €16,358.98. This is equal to almost 10% of the entire national needs, as indicated by the Ukrainian authorities on March 4th, 2022.

The abovementioned refrigerators were personally delivered by the Honorary Consul in the hands of the Consul General of Ukraine in Milan on Tuesday, March 29th, 2022, at the storage area located near Linate airport (Hellmann spa), they will be shipped on March 31st, 2022 by a truck to Lviv, to be subsequently sorted to the hospitals most in need at the time of delivery.

The Honorary Consulate of Georgia in Milan would like to express its warmest and sincere thanks to all those who have promptly and generously participated in this fund-raising for the benefit of the victims of the current severe humanitarian crisis.

Milan, 03/29/2022

From the left, the Hon. Consul Lelio Orsini d Aragona and the General Consul of Ukraine in Milan Andrii Kartysh in front of the eight sanitary refrigerators

From the left the Ukrainian Consul Plakhotnyi, the Hon. Consul of Georgia Orsini, the Consul General of Ukraine Kartysh, the volunteer Aleksander and the owner of Hellmann.
From the left the volunteer Maria, the Ukrainian Consul Plakhotnyi, the volunteer Aleksander, the Consul General of Ukraine Kartysh, the Hon. Consul of Georgia Orsini, two other volunteers.