Ukraine’s Minister of Veterans Affairs Yulia Laputina visited Washington
21 April 2023 00:32

The minister came to Washington, DC, to discuss best practices and to urge specific funding from the US government to help support her office’s efforts.

The United States has given billions of dollars in direct budgetary support to Ukraine, but none of the money is specifically allocated for veterans affairs.

For Yulia Laputina, Ukraine’s Minister of Veterans Affairs, a visit to Arlington National Cemetery was a deeply moving experience.

Ukraine plans to draw inspiration from Arlington as the country works to create its own version of a memorial and military cemetery in its capital city of Kyiv.

On April 20, 2023, the Minister of Veterans Affairs of Ukraine, Yulia Laputinathe attanded a charitable event “Heroes Support Heroes”  held by the Embassy of Ukraine in the USA the Український ветеранський фонд (Ukrainian Veteran Foundation) with the Ministry of Veteran Affairs of Ukraine Мінветеранів and the Ukraine House   with a support of People of Ukraine and U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC). 
Minister thanked all Americans for standing with Ukraine and supporting its fight for freedom. 
Minister Laputina presented special awards to the leaders of the Ukrainian-American nonprofit organizations for their tireless efforts in providing humanitarian assistance to Ukrainian veterans. T
The event was held in the format of a charitable evening. Director of the Ukrainian Veterans Foundation Natalia Kalmykova presented projects supporting Ukrainian veterans.
A special part of the event will be a musical performance by a Ukrainian violinist, singer, and active service military Moisei Bondarenko .
All charitable donations will go towards the Ukrainian Veterans Foundation program aimed at supporting the children of Ukrainian veterans and the families of fallen defenders.

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