President of Ukraine

President's wife

In an interview with the Spanish-language newspaper El Mundo, the wife of the President of Ukraine, Olena Zelenska, spoke about her diplomatic work to support our country in the world.

On the second day of her visit to the State of Israel, the wife of the President of Ukraine, Olena Zelenska, visited Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Memorial Complex in Jerusalem, founded in 1953 to perpetuate the memory of Jewish victims of Nazism.

During her visit to the State of Israel, First Lady Olena Zelenska met in Tel Aviv with First Lady Michal Herzog and President of Israel Isaac Herzog.

First Lady Olena Zelenska held an online meeting with Hanna Novikova from Kryvy Rih Gymnasium. She is one of over 38,000 Ukrainian teachers who received a laptop from the Olena Zelenska Foundation.

The interlocutors discussed cooperation in healthcare, education and protection of Ukrainian IDPs. These areas are a priority in the work of the Vice-President of the European Commission.

The First Lady noted the importance of Mariam Almheiri’s visit and thanked the UAE government and President Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan for their support: in the spring, the Emirati government approved a charitable contribution of $4 million for the construction of ergonomic modern houses with shelters for large foster families (so-called FTCHs) as part of the Address of Childhood project by the Olena Zelenska Foundation.

During the meeting, the President's wife thanked the Prime Minister of Canada for supporting Ukraine, in particular for temporary shelter for more than 200,000 Ukrainians and humanitarian aid: funds for the supply of more than 1,250 generators, support for the Kyiv energy system, and assistance with demining.

On the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression, which is marked annually on June 4, a monument to children killed because of the armed aggression of the Russian Federation was unveiled in the city with the assistance of the Office of the First Lady, the Head of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration Oleh Syniehubov, volunteers and the public.

UNICEF, together with Ukrzaliznytsia, opened the largest children's space Spilno (Together) at the Kyiv Central Train Station. It is adapted for a comfortable stay for parents with children. It has booths for breastfeeding and a library. And it also has a sports and game area, a football corner, and a full-blown science museum with railway exhibits.

Foster families and family-type children's homes from all over Ukraine, representatives of the Office of the Ukrainian Parliament’s Commissioner for Human Rights, the Ministry of Social Policy, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Education and Science, and UNICEF joined the event via video link.