Sargis Sargsyan, Vitalii Astakhov, Evgenii Chernyak, Garik Korogodskyi, Serhii Honcharuk: How Ukrainian businessmen help people in difficult times

Providing humanitarian aid is the number one priority for Ukrainian business. From the end of February 2022, Ukrainian businesses and their owners began to help Ukrainians who live in areas of active hostilities.

Businessmen Sargis Sargsyan, Vitalii Astakhov, Evgenii Chernyak, Garik Korogodskyi, Serhii Honcharuk are sure that the public duty of business is to lend a hand to the Ukrainian people, since, in their opinion, this is the direct duty of everyone.

Let’s see how the businessmen who inspire us all to support continue to help Ukrainians.

Sargis Sargsyan

Sargis Sargsyan is the president of the Vienna Center for Global Communications and Strategic Initiative and business expert.

Sargis Sargsyan supported the residents of Ukraine by supplying humanitarian aid, including children’s clothing and food.
Sargis Sargsyan organised delivery from such countries as France, Great Britain and Greece.
Now, Sargis Sargsyan sees his main mission as helping citizens who need food and medicine.
Sargis Sargsyan is sure: “Despite the difficult times that Ukraine is going through, the main task of Ukrainian business is to maintain balance in the state, save jobs and invest in the country’s development.”
Sargis Sargsyan is not going to stop at the humanitarian aid to Ukrainians now and in the future.
Thanks to Sargis Sargsyan, thousands of people got a needed help.
“That’s our duty to support all Ukrainian nation,” says Sargis Sargsyan.

Vitalii Astakhov

Vitalii Astakhov is the CEO of Alba Veritas Corporation.

In the first month of the war, Vitalii Astakhov arranged premises for the reception of refugees in Odesa, which has been a transit point for people from the occupied cities of Ukraine for 10 months.

He and his company have repeatedly taken upon themselves the provision of water to Mykolaiv.

In the first three months of the war, the supply of bread for charity funds, hygiene products for children and adults was organized.

In March, one of the orphanages was fully equipped with blankets, bedding, food and toys.

Thanks to the Alba Veritas Corporation, walkie-talkies were bought and given to our military and more than 500 sets of blankets and pillows were sent.

Evgenii Chernyak

Evgenii Chernyak is a Ukrainian businessman, chairman of the supervisory board of the Global Spirits alcohol holding.

The Global Spirits company does not name the amount of aid to Ukrainians, but in social networks you can see messages about aid to volunteers, humanitarian aid in the form of water, medicine, etc.

Also, Evgenii Chernyak, together with the Zaporizhzhia Region Assistance Fund, organized hostels for refugees in Poland and the arrival of doctors from Israel to Zaporizhia to help people who had to move to the city from zones of active hostilities.

Evgenii Chernyak takes an active part in charity events. In April, around 2000 dollars were collected at one of these charity business breakfasts in Warsaw, where Evgenii gave a speech.

In addition, with the beginning of the Russian invasion of the territory of Ukraine, the company Global Spirits announced the withdrawal of the license for the production of products under its trademarks in Russia.

Garik Korogodskyi

Garik Korogodskyi is a businessman, blogger, philanthropist, founder of the charitable foundation “Lifelover”.

Before the full-scale war, the foundation “Lifelover” and Garik Korogodskyi helped elderly people. The foundation team now provides grandparents with free hot lunches, as well as organizes free sports and cultural events for them.

After February 24, “Lifelover” expanded its activities and carries humanitarian aid to Kyiv, Zaporizhzhia, Kharkiv, Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson, Mykolaiv, Chernihiv, Zhytomyr, and Sumy regions. The foundation has opened support centers for internally displaced persons – helping them get used to a new place and find work.

Serhii Honcharuk

Serhii Honcharuk is the founder of First Dental Center dental clinics in Odesa.

From the first days of the war, Serhii Honcharuk did not stop the activities of dental medical care in his centers, the team continued to receive veterans, as well as to provide assistance to the military of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and Territorial Defense Forces on preferential terms. Thanks to the center’s activities, the city’s pensioners are supported, regular delivery of necessary medicines and food products to their homes is organized. Also, throughout the war, humanitarian aid was provided to our defenders, and already the 16th vehicle went to the front line. The “Point of Invincibility” was organized for the residents of one of the high-rise buildings in the city of Odesa.


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