Ukraine is grateful to Liechtenstein for the assistance that this State provides as part of the Red Cross mission to temporarily displaced persons and Ukrainian citizens who are in Russian occupation in the east of our country and in the Crimea. This was stated by President Poroshenko during his communication with media, after meeting with the Crown Prince of the Principality of Liechtenstein, Alois.
"Yesterday and today I had the opportunity to personally thank His Highness and Mrs. Princess Sophia for the huge role that the Red Cross plays in helping the temporarily displaced persons and in helping people who are under Russian occupation as a result of Russia's aggression in our country, as a result of the illegal annexation of the Crimea ", - said the Head of State.
"The assistance provided by the Red Cross today, including the participation of Liechtenstein, saves lives of people. I thank you very much, Your Highness, for such high humanistic actions, "Petro Poroshenko addressed to Crown Prince Alois.
The president named the symbolic fact that the first lady of Liechtenstein as the leader of the Red Cross organization of this country is now directly involved in providing humanitarian assistance to our state. He also noted that the great grantmother of Hereditary Prince Alois, Countess Norah Kinski, in 1917 during the First World War, worked in Kyiv as a medical sister - a member of the Austrian Red Cross, as a sister of mercy, saving the lives of the wounded and helping the disadvantaged.
The Crown Prince of the Principality of Liechtenstein, in turn, noted that his state in recent years has supported various projects in Ukraine - both humanitarian and projects that supported the process of reforming Ukraine. "We did this with the help of state funds, as well as with the help of the Lichtenstein Red Cross" - he said, noting that his wife had visited the Red Cross Society in Ukraine
The Crown Prince also said that Liechtenstein community organizations that support Ukraine have created an orphanage in Lviv, which he and his wife also plan to visit as part of the current visit.