DAU held an official reception on the occasion of these two anniversaries, which was attended by representatives of the Government, diplomatic corps accredited in Ukraine, scientific circles, Сhurches, as well as friends and partners of the Order.
The guests were addressed with welcoming speeches by the Director of DAU Hennadii Nadolenko, Grand Chancellor of the Sovereign Order of Malta Riccardo Paternò di Montecupo, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Holy See and to the Sovereign Order of Malta Andrii Yurash, as well as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Yevhen Perebyinis and Deputy Minister of Social Policy of Ukraine for European Integration Iryna Postolovska.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Sovereign Order of Malta in Ukraine Antonio Gazzanti Pugliese di Cotrone and Grand Hospitaller of the Sovereign Order of Malta Fra’ Alessandro de Francisсis expressed their gratitude to the Ukrainian Government and authorities, the Malteser Relief Service in Ukraine, international agencies, partners and the Church.
Pavlo Titko, Head of the Maltese Relief Service in Ukraine, told the guests of the event about the activities of the Service during russia’s war against Ukraine. First Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Sovereign Order of Malta Tetiana Izhevska and UN Resident Coordinator in Ukraine Denise Brown emphasized the importance of the activities of the hospitallers in Ukraine both now and in peacetime.
We congratulate the Order on the 15th anniversary of diplomatic relations with Ukraine and express our gratitude for their daily assistance to Ukrainians!