: Kids whose parents were killed or wounded in eastern Ukraine go for Croatia holidays

16:20 May. 22, 2016

Kids whose parents were killed or wounded in eastern Ukraine go for Croatia holidays

Kids whose parents were killed or wounded in eastern Ukraine go for Croatia holidays (UNIAN photo)

Croatian football player Ivica Piric and Ukraine's first lady Maryna Poroshenkol organized the trip

More than 300 Ukrainian children are going for free holidays to Croatia. Among them are kids, who lost their parents in the war in eastern Ukraine, those whose parents were wounded in fighting against Russian-backed militants, and children from the families displaced by the conflict.

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The first group of about 100 youngsters started their journey on May 22 from Zhytomyr. Ukraine's first lady Maryna Poroshenko was there to see them off.

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In the Croatian resort city of Split the young Ukrainians will be met by the Croatian football player and the initiator of the project Ivica Piric.

The kids will stay in Split for more than 10 days. Piric has already organized friendly football matches with local children, and various sightseeing tours.

Watch also Ukrainian troops to be given specialist medical care just off the Croatian coast

 

 

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