A businessman, the head of one of the largest private charitable foundations in the United States, Howard Buffett, arrived in Kyiv. Zelensky thanked him for the humanitarian assistance and offered to join projects to restore the Odessa region jpg” alt=”Zelensky invited Buffett's son to take part in the restoration of Odessa” />
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky met in Kyiv with American businessman Howard Buffett, the eldest son of billionaire and head of the board of directors of Berkshire Hathaway Warren Buffett. The video from the meeting was published on Zelensky's Telegram channel.
“We appreciate this signal of solidarity with Ukraine. Expressed gratitude for the humanitarian aid, — wrote Zelensky on Twitter.
He said that he invited the businessman to participate in projects to restore irrigation systems in the Odessa region, demining and reforming school meals.
Buffett— philanthropist, photographer and farmer. He heads the Howard J. Buffett Foundation, which, according to the organization's website, is one of the largest private philanthropic foundations in the United States. Founded in 1999, the foundation supports projects in the areas of agriculture, healthy nutrition, water resources, conservation of natural resources, and philanthropy.
In 2007, Buffett became the UN Goodwill Ambassador for the fight against hunger under the World Food Program .
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Howard Buffett was supposed to become non-executive chairman after his father's departure as chairman of the board of directors of Berkshire Hathaway, Reuters wrote on April 20. However, Berkshire shareholders voted to keep 91-year-old Warren Buffett in office.
A number of Western politicians have visited Kyiv since the beginning of the Russian military operation in Ukraine, for example, the presidents of Slovakia, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Zelensky met with UN Secretary General António Guterres, and actress and UN Refugee Affairs Ambassador Angelina Jolie also visited Ukraine.
In early May, Zelensky said that restoring the infrastructure and economy of the country affected by the hostilities would cost $600 billion Authors Tags Subscribe to Telegram RBC