At the invitation of President Olena Zelenská’s wife, Eva Pavlova attended the third summit of first ladies and gentlemen in Kyiv on Wednesday, September 6, 2023. Diana Nausediene, the first lady of Lithuania, Ales Musar, the first gentleman, came to Kyiv with her of Slovenia, Sirie Karis, First Lady of Estonia, Tamara Vucic, wife of the Serbian President, Anna Hakobyan, wife of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia and Juraj Rizman, partner of the President of the Slovak Republic. Other first ladies and gentlemen joined in remotely. Special guest was Antony Blinken, Secretary of State of the United States of America. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi also spoke at the summit.
The main topic of the summit was mental health and the effects of war on the mental health of the population of the attacked country and other states.
“The war in Ukraine strongly affected the whole world. It has affected our lives, values, and economy. In the Czech Republic, we provide shelter to 350,000 Ukrainian war refugees, mostly women, children, and the elderly. Our children are getting to know Ukrainian peers in schools, we work with Ukrainian colleagues and follow the events in Ukraine in the media. We all hope that this painful war will soon end and the process of “restoration” of the wounded souls and the devastated country will begin, “Eva Pavlova said in Kyiv.
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