Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy played badminton with Ukrainian badminton player Artem Pochtarev, who is preparing for the Tokyo Olympics. The public badminton game took place during the All-Ukrainian Forum “Ukraine 30. Healthy Ukraine”.
“A healthy and active way of living should be in trend, should become if not a national idea, then at least an integral part of our mentality and lifestyle of our entire society. We have been doing large-scale work for months and today we are presenting the first results. We are starting a nationwide program of the President – “Healthy Ukraine”. It was developed by many experts, the Office of the President of Ukraine together with three ministries: health, youth and sports, education and science, as well as with the participation of many experts from various fields,” said Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
According to the Head of State, the program is aimed at all age categories and groups of the population, has different forms and directions, which provide for the achievement of the main goal – Ukrainians should live longer. After all, the average life expectancy in Ukraine today is 72 years. According to this indicator, our country ranks 115th in the world. The population of Ukraine is declining every year.
“To understand this threat, it is enough to count our probable population in 10, 20 or 50 years, if we do not change the situation dramatically. We must do everything for more Ukrainians to be born, and for fewer Ukrainians to die,” Volodymyr Zelenskyy stressed.
The forum, hosted by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, was also attended by Oleksiy Dniprov, President of the Ukrainian Badminton Federation, who shared his experience of the European Badminton Championships, which took place successfully in Kiev at the end of April.