Cooperation between Dnipropetrovsk region and Argentina

Today, Argentina is on the side of those countries that condemned the Russian invasion and expressed support for Ukraine. Officially, Buenos Aires expressed “deep regret in connection with the escalation of the situation in Ukraine”. It also called on the Russian Federation to stop hostilities and supported the pro-Ukrainian resolutions of the UN General Assembly.

With the beginning of the terrorist country’s military aggression against Ukraine, Argentina demonstrated grandiose solidarity. From the first day of hostilities in Ukraine, the diaspora gathered for meetings and demonstrations. Diaspora representatives gave interviews on television channels, on the radio, for newspapers, and were active in social networks. In addition, they organized aid for Ukraine in the form of fundraising.

The participation of Ukrainians in Argentina in broadcasts on state and local TV channels and numerous appearances in the media, where they told the Argentinian society the truth about Russian military aggression and the crimes of the Russian occupiers in Ukraine, became a tangible systemic direction in the support of Ukraine.

The “Day of Ukraine” event took place in Buenos Aires as part of the 46th International Book Fair. Then, in a video message, those present listened to the speech of the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Emina Japarova, with a call to the participants of the event, namely to national publishers, writers, translators, and illustrators of Latin American countries, to resolutely condemn the terrorist actions of the Russian Federation in Ukraine, and to end any relations with those of Russia colleagues who try to justify the military aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine.

During March-November 2022, the Argentine agency for international cooperation and humanitarian aid “White Helmets”, with the active participation of the Ukrainian diaspora, local citizens, enterprises and organizations, already sent 11 batches of humanitarian aid to Ukraine, with a total weight of more than 100 tons (mainly products of food for long-term use, medicines and consumables, personal hygiene products and clothing).

A solidarity concert “Together for Ukraine!” was held at the cultural center “25 de Mayo” in Buenos Aires. The folk dance ensemble “Pavlychenko” from Saskatoon, Canada, and the folk dance ensemble “Prosvita” from Argentina performed at the event. The event was attended by representatives of the diplomatic leadership, including the embassies of Canada, Great Britain, Poland and Ukraine, as well as religious, state and public organizations. The funds received will go to the Embassy of Ukraine in Argentina to purchase food for refugees. 

In one of the largest concert halls of Buenos Aires, a performance of the ballet “Giselle” was held, performed by prima ballerina and premiere of the National Opera of Ukraine, people’s artists of Ukraine, Kateryna Kuhar and Oleksandr Stoianov. Part of the funds collected from the tour of the National Ballet of Ukraine in Argentina will go to help the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The Ukrainian cultural society “Prosvita” in Argentina took part in the march and demonstrations that took place in front of the terrorist country’s embassy in Buenos Aires in response to the massive Russian missile attacks on major cities and energy infrastructure of Ukraine.

The analysis of export and import transactions of Dnipropetrovsk region with Argentina also demonstrates the growing level of partnership relations, because the specified state is an important trade partner of the region.

According to the results of 2021, the volume of exports of goods from Dnipropetrovsk region increased 18.5 times and amounted to $5.72 million (16.6% out of the volume of Ukraine to Argentina). Among the goods that have the greatest demand among Argentine consumers are ferrous metals and their products, ores, slag, and others.

Export operations were carried out by 6 enterprises from Dnipropetrovsk region.

The main exporting companies are enterprises of the mining and metallurgical complex and the processing industry.

TOP-5 exporting enterprises (ranking by volume of export products):

The import of goods from Argentina to Dnipropetrovsk region amounted to $4.57 million (7.1% out of Ukraine’s imports from Argentina) and increased by 88% compared to 2020. Dnipropetrovsk region mostly bought agricultural products, machines and equipment, ferrous metal products, and others.

Import operations were carried out by 35 importer enterprises.

TOP-5 enterprises of importers (ranking by volume of imported products):