Epicenter claims to have paid for Mriya’s flight with humanitarian aid
The flight of the Antonov An-225 Mriya plane with humanitarian aid, made on April 23, was paid for by the chain of shopping centers Epicenter.
This is stated in a statement on the company website.
“Since the beginning of the spread of coronavirus infection, the Epicenter company has responded to the initiative of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to provide health facilities with the protective equipment and devices necessary to fight COVID-19. In As part of this cooperation, the national network of Epicenter shopping centers paid for a flight from China, which flew the Antonov An-225 Mriya plane, according to the report.
The company also said it was ready to provide a financial report on the payment made by Antonov Airlines.
The company noted that “part of the cargo was actually intended for sale on the Epicenter network.
“As soon as Mriya arrived in Ukraine, letters were sent to all the regional administrations and regional charitable foundations asking them to provide means of protection to the region. Part of the cargo has already been transferred to the region of Khmelnytsky, who, according to the president’s call, provides the epicenter with everything necessary to fight coronavirus, “the company said.
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In addition, the company stressed that the freight was cleared free of import customs duties and VAT, which, according to changes in legislation, all medical products, both humanitarian and commercial, are exempt.
Earlier media reported that MP Aleksandr Gerega had written letters to Kiev mayor Vitali Klitschko and BP people’s deputies with an offer to purchase anti-epidemic medical supplies from his company Epicenter K. In his letters , he said that the goods had been delivered to Ukraine by Mriya.
At the same time, Geregi’s assistant Olga Grigoryeva reported that the letter addressed to Klitschko was the only letter sent, it was the error of another assistant, and now the people’s deputy is dealing with it.
In turn, the deputy head of the presidential office, Kirill Tymoshenko, said that on the Mriya plane, which delivered medical products to Ukraine, part of the cargo is humanitarian and part was bought at the expense of commercial structures.
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On April 23, the transport aircraft AN-225 Mriya arrived in Ukraine with medical cargo. The plane was met in Kiev by President Vladimir Zelensky, Minister of Infrastructure Vladislav Krikliy, medical consultant Viktor Lyashko and other officials.
In total, Mriya brought 103 tonnes of medical freight.
President Vladimir Zelensky then declared that “our” Mriya “has brought to Ukraine 12 million masks for hospitals and pharmacy chains, brought about 260,000 protective glasses for doctors and more than 100,000 protective suits of the 5th level of protection. “
Photo: Office of the President
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru