Kiev, Apr 7 (Prensa Latina) – The Ukrainian Women’s Association for Energy Resources delivered a letter of appreciation today to the Cuban embassy in Ukraine for the assistance provided by Cuba to more than 20,000 children from areas affected by the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear plant.
During the meeting held at the Cuban embassy, speaking on behalf of the organization, Lilia Piltiay highlighted “the gesture from a small country, unprecedented in its international scope and human significance”.
Piltiay presented the letter of appreciation to Cuban Ambassador Ernesto Senti and other Cuban diplomats in the presence of former members of the Komsomol (youth communist league of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union), who organized of the first trips in March 1990, along with parents and young people who had received treatment in Cuba.
Some of those in attendance recalled with emotion the pleasant surprise they had felt when the first group of 139 children arrived on March 29, 1990 and were received at Jose Marti International Airport by the leader of Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro.
They said that currently there are thousands of young people living normal lives, fully integrated in society thanks to solidarity from Cuba, which provided medical assistance to some 25,000 children.
For his part, Ambassador Senti highlighted the willingness of the Cuban government and people to continue this project in conditions that correspond to current events, for the sake of the youngest generations in Ukraine.