In supporting a landmine clearance organisation, Prince Harry has carried on the legacy of his mother Princess Diana. She has passed away in 1997.
Cities throughout Ukraine continue to be hit by deadly shelling. Two members of HALO’s team shared their stories with Prince Harry in a private meeting. They are working on the ground to keep families safe.
Olesia and Maryna are both full time employees of HALO Ukraine, where they join a team of 430 men and women. The Duke had a virtual interview with them both. They told how their lives have turned upside down on February 24th when the fighting began. They also talked about how they lived in a living nightmare for the following days as the bombings and shelling have increased.
Despite the fact that they have forced to evacuate their houses, they expressed their commitment to continue working. They are assisting people in staying safe from explosives through a large digital media campaign. It has now viewed by more than 17 million Ukrainian citizens.
Princess Diana left a legacy of support for HALO, which her son Prince Harry has continued. In a statement, Prince Harry commended Olesia, Maryna and their colleagues for their life saving efforts. He also acknowledged the bravery and tenacity of the Ukrainian people.