Kherson Region and Schleswig-Holstein — Sister Regions

by Meifan Honcharuk
Friday, June 23, 2023
Kherson Region and Schleswig-Holstein — Sister Regions

The region in Ukraine and the federal state in Germany will sign an agreement on economic, social and cultural exchange

On June 21, talks were held between Ukrainian ambassador to Germany Oleksiy Makeev, consul general of Ukraine in Hamburg Iryna Tybinka, prime minister of the kand Daniel Günther and president of the pand parliament Kristina Herbst. The parties agreed to conclude a strategic economic, social and cultural exchange between the Kherson region and Schleswig-Holstein.

"Our solidarity partnership with Ukraine sends the right signal at the right time. Russia has brought untold suffering to the Ukrainian people, with whom we share European values and the principles of the civilized world. By standing on the side of Ukraine, we are sending a clear signal to the people of the Kherson region that the right of the stronger is not an acceptable political tool," Kristina Herbst.

Since the beginning of Russia's full-scale attack on Ukraine, Germany has taken in millions of Ukrainians and has become one of the 2 states (+ Poland) on whose territory the most refugees are located. The federal state of Schleswig-Holstein received about 34.000 Ukrainians, 7.000 of which are children who have already been accepted to schools there. Moreover, this region has hired 106 teachers from Ukraine who help Ukrainian children adapt to the new conditions.

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