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Копію муралу з Маріуполя, створеного завдяки Фонду Ріната Ахметова, продано на благодійному аукціоні в Мілані


Metinvest Group held a charity evening in Milan (Italy) where it presented the results of the humanitarian initiative Saving Lives, which was created in coordination with the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation. The key focus of the event was on a charity auction, where rare artefacts of the wartime and peaceful life of Ukrainians were presented. Thirteen lots went under the hammer, including a copy of Milana mural in Mariupol, created thanks to the Foundation and destroyed by the russians in 2022.

During the year of the full-scale war, the project Saving Lives helped almost 500,000 people to the amount of EUR 8.43 million. More than EUR 2.4 million of that total amount were donated by donors. At the event, another EUR 300,000 was raised from the charity auction and donations in support of those Ukrainians who suffered from the war.

As was reported earlier, Milana mural on a high-rise residential building in Mariupol was created in 2018 thanks to the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation. The mural showed a portrait of Milana Abdurashitova, a six-year-old girl who lost her mother and her leg during the shelling of the city in 2015. The Foundation helped Milana to recover then. In October last year, the invaders destroyed the mural. Its copy, sold at the auction in Italy, was made on a sheet of steel from the legendary Azovstal Steel Works in Mariupol.

The project Saving Lives and the charity fund Do It Together were created by Metinvest Group in coordination with the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation at the beginning of russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. To date, the project has provided food and hygiene products to more than 400,000 Ukrainians, as well as launched prosthetics, physical and psychological rehabilitation programs for Ukrainians, war veterans and civilians.