Rheinmetall donates €100,000 to Olena Zelenska Foundation

The Düsseldorf-based technology group Rheinmetall is supporting the Olena Zelenska Foundation in Kyiv with a donation of 100,000 euros.

The founder of the foundation, Olena Zelenska, wife of the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, received a corresponding pledge at a meeting in Berlin.

Notably, the foundation has been active since the beginning of the large-scale Russian war of aggression against Ukraine.

Together with foreign supporters, it helps affected people to cope with the consequences of the war.

The charitable initiative supports projects in the areas of education, healthcare and humanitarian aid.

Regarding the military defence of Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression, Rheinmetall has emerged as the nation’s most important private-sector supplier of defence technology, furnishing an extensive array of products and services.

In October 2023, for example, Rheinmetall established a joint venture company in Kyiv with Ukraine’s state-owned Ukrainian Defense Industry JSC, the former Ukroboronprom: Rheinmetall Ukrainian Defense Industry LLC.

In a first step, the new joint venture is servicing and repairing tactical vehicles, with plans to produce armoured vehicles in Ukraine at a later date, including the Fuchs/Fox wheeled armoured transport vehicle, the Lynx infantry fighting vehicle and the Panther main battle tank.

Furthermore, Rheinmetall is a vital strategic partner of Ukraine, supplying the embattled country with ammunition, combat vehicles, air defence systems, military trucks and mobile field hospitals.

Source: https://www.rheinmetall.com/en/media/news-watch/news/2024/02/2024-02-07-rheinmetall-donates-100000-euros-to-olena-selenska-foundation-ukraine