On May 10, it became known that the Khmelnitskyy region of Ukraine became a sister region of the state of Mississippi in the United States. The news is genuinely stunning because the decision made back in mid-April has never occurred in American history. According to the Daily Journal, the reason for granting the Khmelnytskyy region twin status lies in the complex bureaucratic procedure for transferring humanitarian cargo to the needy side. Once the Khmelnitskyy region twins with the Mississippi, governor Delbert Hosemann said, the United States will be able to quickly and freely transfer humanitarian aid to Ukraine.
"76th day of the war. Ukraine exists, Ukraine fights, Ukraine will win. There is unique news for the residents of the Khmelnitskyy region: the state of Mississippi has recognized our region as a sister region. This is the first time in the history of the United States of America that such a decision has been made. You all know there are sister cities, but for a whole state and a whole region to be twinned has never happened before. I am sincerely grateful to the governor of Mississippi for supporting our region and our Ukraine in such a difficult time,” Serhii Hamalyy.
Khmelnytskyy recognized as a sister region because there is a large Shepetivka humanitarian community, which distributes food, medicines, water, and hygiene products to the hot spots of Ukraine, and also receives internally displaced persons.