Kiev, April 8 (RHC) The Association of Women for Genetic Reserve, a Ukrainian organization, handed over to the Cuban embassy in the capital Kiev a letter expressing gratefulness for the medical attention given to over 20 thousand children affected by the Chernobyl nuclear accident.
Association member Lilia Piltiay stressed what he called the gesture of a small country without precedents and with a strong international humanitarian impact. Piltiay gave the letter to Cuban ambassador to Ukraine Ernesto Senti in the presence of members of the Communist Youth Organization of the former Soviet Union who organized the first transfer of the children to Cuba in 1990.
Participants recalled the first flight to Cuba with 139 children in March 1990, which was received by Revolution leader Fidel Castro at Havana’s International Airport.
Thousands of those kids are now young men who carry out their normal lives and contribute to their society thanks to the supportive gesture of Cuba, which for nearly 20 years offered medical attention to nearly 25 thousand children affected by the nuclear accident.
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