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Aid from the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation, SCM Businesses and Shakhtar Football Club Reached More Than 18 Million People Since 2014


Back in 2014, when the flames of Russian armed aggression began to flare up in Donbass, Rinat Akhmetov was one of the first to come to people’s aid. In late February 2022, when Russia launched a full-scale war against Ukraine, history repeated itself. During all this time, the aid from the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation, SCM businesses and Shakhtar football club reached more than 18 million people.

In particular, since 24 February 2022, companies of Rinat Akhmetov’s SCM Group have restored access to electricity and telecommunications for almost 11 million Ukrainians. In this period, humanitarian aid from Rinat Akhmetov helped almost 4 million people survive, and from 2014 to February 2022, the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation provided assistance to 3.5 million people. Currently, the joining of our efforts enables us to help people in various areas as effectively as possible.

“Our main goal is to help Ukrainians survive and persevere,” emphasizes Rinat Akhmetov, the Foundation’s founder.

The Foundation also continues to collect stories for its Museum of Civilian Voices — the world’s largest archive of stories from Ukrainian civilians who suffered from the war. The Museum’s archive now includes more than 40,000 stories.

The assistance is provided in the framework of the program Rinat Akhmetov – Saving Lives.