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Wife of President of Ukraine presents her charitable foundation in USA

The presentation of the Olena Zelenska Foundation, wife of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, took place at a charity evening in New York at the venue presented by the Metropolitan Opera.
As reported on the website of the head of the Ukrainian state on Friday, the Foundation’s primary goal is to restore Ukraine’s human capital “so that every Ukrainian feels physically and mentally healthy, protected, and able to exercise their right to education, work, and build a future in Ukraine.”
“Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, we have managed to do a lot. We have organised 20 convoys of life, which made it possible to evacuate more than 550 children with cancer to hospitals in Europe, the USA and Canada. We hosted the First Ladies and Gentlemen Summit to raise money and purchase more than 80 ambulances. We evacuated children from orphanages for their temporary stay abroad. We provided humanitarian aid to family-type orphanages. But every day brings more and more requests and needs. More funding is needed. That is why I am creating the Foundation. The Foundation will make it possible to significantly scale assistance to people and provide proper treatment and decent education to everyone who needs it,” Olena Zelenska said.
The Foundation has three key directions: medicine, education and humanitarian aid. Within these areas, it will provide targeted assistance, invest in reconstructing preschool and school education institutions, polyclinics and outpatient clinics, and provide grants for training and scientific developments. For anyone interested in learning more about the Foundation, please visit for more information.
“The war goes on, but so does life. It paves its way to recovery even during the war. The task of the Foundation is to help life win. And for this, we need hospitals, schools, and education,” Olena Zelenska said.
The First Lady noted that global political and business leaders gathered this week for the 77th UN General Assembly in New York. They also became the guests of the charity evening on the occasion of the Foundation presentation. In particular, the event was attended by: former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs of the United Kingdom James Cleverly, General Manager of the Metropolitan Opera in New York Peter Gelb, American TV host and actor Jimmy Fallon, actor Matt Damon, actress Brooke Shields, as well as a wide circle of diplomats and businessmen. All guests of the charity evening on the occasion of the Foundation presentation could contribute to the reconstruction projects in Ukraine.
The President of Ukraine joined the charity evening remotely from Kyiv. “We are fighting for freedom and protecting our people. We are doing everything possible to engage our friends – friends of freedom – worldwide who are willing to contribute to our struggle,” Volodymyr Zelensky said.

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Scientists from USA have found that tea favorably affects health

Scientists from the US National Institutes of Health recently found that tea has a beneficial effect on human health.
So, according to the study, those who drink at least two cups of black tea a day are more likely to live a long life than those who do not drink tea at all.
The researchers analyzed data from the British Biobank Genetic Information Repository of nearly 500,000 men and women aged 40 to 69 living in the UK.
As it turned out, 85% of these people regularly consumed tea. This is not surprising, given the love of the British population for tea and the traditions associated with this drink.
The results showed that the risk of death in the middle age group from diseases associated with the cardiovascular system is 9-13% lower in those who drink at least two cups of tea per day than in those who refuse this drink in general. .
At the same time, the authors of the study note that it does not matter exactly how you drink tea – with milk, sugar or lemon, the presence of the drink itself in your diet is important.
Professor of Medical Sciences and one of the authors of this work, Fernando Artalejo, however, notes that it is still impossible to say categorically that it was tea that caused less mortality in the studied population category. According to him, it cannot be ruled out that there were other factors not related to the use of tea.
Meanwhile, Chinese scientists have also reached similar conclusions about a possible connection between tea consumption and health effects. They found that the risk of dementia and heart attack is lower in people who drink two to three cups of coffee a day, or three to five cups of tea a day.

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USA to provide UN World Food Program with $68 mln to buy wheat in Ukraine

The United States of America will provide the UN World Food Program (WFP) with $68 million to buy wheat in Ukraine and then send it to countries most vulnerable in terms of food security, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said.
“The United States will contribute $68 million to the World Food Program to purchase Ukrainian wheat to address the acute global food crisis. We are committed to maintaining global food security for the most vulnerable and urge all countries to follow suit,” Blinken said on Twitter on Wednesday.
As reported, on June 28, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved a draft agreement with WFP on the resumption of the work of its office in the country, which will allow the organization, among other things, to purchase agricultural products from Ukrainian companies for the implementation of international humanitarian programs.
WFP is expected to participate in the purchase of agricultural and food products from Ukrainian companies for the needs of UN international humanitarian projects.

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Speaker of US House of Representatives Pelosi booked 48 rooms in Taiwan’s capital

Speaker of the House of Representatives of the US Congress Pelosi should land in Taiwan an hour earlier than the time previously published in various media (at 16:20 Kyiv time). Her delegation will consist of 40 people.

The visit of the Speaker of the House of Representatives may last until 5:00 pm Wednesday local time.

Earlier, a Boeing C-40C special flight carrying Nancy Pelosi arrived in Singapore on Sunday, according to Flightradar data.

Prior to this, the aircraft took off from the Hawaiian Islands, where it made an intermediate landing after flying from the continental United States.

Speaker of the House of Representatives of the US Congress Nancy Pelosi went on an official trip to Asia, during which she will visit Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan, her press office said in an official statement. It is indicated that Pelosi led the American delegation, the purpose of which is to conduct negotiations on trade, security, climate change and the COVID-19 epidemic.

At the same time, the message does not mention the possibility of her visit to Taiwan, which she previously announced.

Tensions over a possible visit to Taiwan by Pelosi rose after Chinese President Xi Jinping, in a telephone conversation with US President Joe Biden on Thursday, said that the position of the Chinese leadership and the people of the country on the Taiwan issue is firm, and that “the United States must respect” the principle of one China.” He also warned Biden against “playing with fire” on Taiwan.

Previously, the YouTube channel “Club of Experts” called Pelosi’s possible visit to Taiwan a top event. For a more detailed analysis of upcoming events in Ukraine and the world, see the video review of the Expert Club channel at the link

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Ukrainian government approves attraction of another grant from USA of $4.5 bln

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the attraction of another grant from the United States in the amount of $4.5 billion, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said.
“The Cabinet of Ministers will approve the attraction of another grant from the United States in exchange for $4.5 billion, ” Shmyhal said at a government meeting on Tuesday.
According to the Prime Minister, this is a clear demonstration that the allies continue to help Ukraine bring victory closer.
Shmyhal said that the funds would be received through a fund created by the World Bank.

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U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine: USA to continue efforts to provide safe passage for Ukrainian grain

U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Bridget Brink had a “valuable discussion” with Infrastructure Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov on negotiations with UN and Turkey on establishing grain transport corridors through the Black Sea.

“Ukraine is ready to export grain to countries in need; the United States continues engaging with partners to provide safe passage for grain,” she said on Twitter on Saturday following the discussion.

In addition, Brink met with Mayor of Kyiv Vitali Klitschko. “So proud to call the beautiful city of Kyiv our home… With victory, we can’t wait to realize Kyiv’s future as a great European capital,” the U.S. Ambassador said.

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