The first lady of Ukraine Elena Zelenskaya expressed gratitude to the wife of the Turkish leader Emine Erdogan for the attention and care provided by Ukrainian orphans in Turkey.
Zelenskaya said this in a video message, which was presented at a reception at the Ukrainian Embassy in Ankara on the occasion of Independence Day.
The event was attended by the Minister of Trade of Turkey Omer Bolat, the Ambassador of Ukraine to Ankara Vasily Bodnar and other guests.
Zelenskaya expressed gratitude to the participants of the event and stated that “there is nothing more important in the world than the salvation of lives.”
“Whether the war, like in Ukraine, or destructive earthquakes, as in Turkey, everyone who can come to the rescue. Because being a person means to compass and help,” she said.
Zelenskaya recalled that the Ukrainian orphan arrived in Turkey were placed in an shelter in Ankara.
“Together we will be able to show future generations that solidarity and mutual assistance will ultimately defeat oppression and aggression. I am grateful to the wife of Turkish President Emine Erdogan, who makes efforts in this direction. She organized comfortable living conditions for Ukrainian orphans in Ankara. This Therefore, it gives children the possibility of normal life and a sense of confidence in the world, ”she said.