President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy held a meeting with American businessman and philanthropist Howard Buffett.
The Head of State thanked for supporting the project to create a kitchen factory initiated by First Lady Olena Zelenska. “This project is important,” he emphasized.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy informed Howard Buffett about the security situation in our country, in particular in the context of shelling of energy infrastructure facilities by the aggressor country. Among other things, the President focused on strikes by Iranian kamikaze drones used by Russia.
The President emphasized the importance of strengthening the air defense system of Ukraine. The Head of State noted that the Ukrainian people are fighting for their land and continue to work despite the challenges facing our country due to Russian aggression.
For his part, the American businessman confirmed his readiness to act as a donor for the purchase of electrical equipment and generators to provide energy to critical facilities: pumping stations, hospitals and mobile heating points – in order to overcome the energy crisis.
The interlocutors also discussed the possibility of Howard Buffett’s participation in the Ukraine Reconstruction Fund, which the Ukrainian government is currently working on, as well as in private projects in our country.
The President awarded the philanthropist with the Order of Yaroslav the Wise of the V degree for his significant merits in strengthening interstate cooperation, supporting the state sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine and a significant contribution to the popularization of the Ukrainian state in the world.