Datagroup-Volia, one of Ukraine's telecom market leaders, this week signed a memorandum with the Ukrainian Ministry of Digital Transformation to support the UNITED24 national charity platform initiated by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The Memorandum was signed by Mykhailo Shelemba, General Director of Datagroup-Volia, and Mykhailo Fedorov, Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine and Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine.
According to the Memorandum, Datagroup-Volia intends to make charitable donations to a special account within one year, the funds from which will be used for humanitarian and social projects within the United24 platform, as well as for the restoration and development of the state's digital infrastructure.
On the same day, domestic telecommunications companies Kyivstar and Vodafone signed similar memoranda.
"In no other country in the world will the companies have that chance to join the introduction of the most modern technologies at the state level. We are very grateful to Kyivstar, Vodafone, and Datagroup-Volia, which were among the first to support the development of digital Ukraine within UNITED24. It is very pleasant that it was the Ukrainian business which was the first to support our initiative", Mykhailo Fedorov, Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine said.
"Ukraine is our common home, the home of people with steely characters and big hearts. Employees of Datagroup-Volia, as well as our colleagues from other companies in the industry, work heroically 24/7, so that every Ukrainian, company and the state has a connection – this is our front, our contribution to victory. There are still many tasks ahead to protect and restore the country's digital infrastructure; therefore, we need the help of everyone. I would like to encourage the other companies in the industry to also join in supporting UNITED24 and the initiatives of the Ministry of Digital Transformation", Mykhailo Shelemba, General Director of Datagroup-Volia, commented on the event.
Let us recall that from the beginning of the full-scale invasion, Datagroup-Volia has been implementing a program to connect bomb shelters and humanitarian centers for displaced persons across the country to free high-speed Internet. More than 400 facilities have already been connected, and now a similar program is being implemented to connect schools, Administrative Service Centres, etc.