What’s happening in Ukraine

On 24 February 2022, russia invaded Ukraine and unleashed a full-scale war that is causing civilian deaths each and every day. Many Ukrainian cities are now struggling for survival and are on the edge of a humanitarian disaster. Millions of refugees are fleeing from the war.

Humanitarian center «Saving Lives»

Metinvest and the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation possess the required, and, in many ways, unique experience of implementing joint humanitarian projects. In addition, since the very beginning of an armed conflict in Donbas in 2014, the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation has been undertaking a unique humanitarian mission to provide civilians in Donetsk and Luhansk regions with medicines, food and essential items.

To prevent a humanitarian catastrophe in the regions, the Rinat Akhmetov Foundation delivered 12 million kits with vital supplies over the period that began in 2014 and helped five million people to survive. In 2020, together with the Government of Ukraine, we organised assistance to combat the COVID pandemic. In addition, as a business, we have well-established chains of procurement, logistics, financial and legal support for this initiative.

Our mission

We assist Ukrainian people to overcome the pain and fear of war by providing such essential items as food, medicine and humanitarian aid through involving our partners and engaging our business expertise and infrastructure.

What we do

Since the beginning of the war, the Saving Lives initiative has been helping everyone who needs it the most. It was created to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe in the regions close to the front line. Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians have already received essential items, and the medical institutions have been provided with medicines and equipment. We also help in the psychological recovery of women and children affected by the war. To overcome the new challenges of war, we’ve expanded our humanitarian mission – we’ve introduced a large-scale prosthetics and rehabilitation program for wounded veterans and civilians. After all, Ukrainians, to whom we owe our lives, deserve the best prostheses.


Humanitarian aid kits

Food and hygiene packages for adaults, kids, disabled people, retirees


Medicines, Medical equipment

For hospitals that reveive a large influx of victims


Psychological support and development

Psychological support and treatment of women, children. Implementation of training programs


Prosthetics and rehabilitation

Prosthetics of limbs and concomitant rehabilitation of injured soldiers of Armed Forces of Ukraine