Ukraine, Giulia Schiff gets married: “No honeymoon, let’s collect humanitarian aid and go back there”

“We won’t go on our honeymoon because it’s not the time. We went down with our foundation’s ambulance: we will collect humanitarian aid at the collection and distribution center of the Malve Association of Ukraine, we will collect a load of walkers in Germany as the remaining part of the loaded and we will return to Ukraine, where I have moved permanently since October”. This was stated to Adnkronos by Giulia Schiff, the former officer student of the Air Force who left for Ukraine at the beginning of the Russian invasion, after her wedding, celebrated the day before yesterday at Castello Bevilacqua in the Veronese area, with the Victor of her. Giulia, who enlisted as a volunteer in the International Legion of Ukrainian intelligence, then in the Masada team with the Kiev army and later in the Special Forces of the International Legion, met her husband right at the front. On Sunday, she in a long white lace dress, he in a blue suit, were the protagonists of a symbolic civil ceremony celebrated in Bevilacqua by the former defense minister, Elisabetta Trenta.

The ceremony also took place in a Jewish rite with the father of the groom who read some prayers. A message of congratulations to the newly weds came from the former Ukrainian defense minister, Valerii Geletei. In Ukraine Giulia and Victor two had already married in a civil ceremony as announced on Valentine’s Day. They stopped fighting to devote themselves to charity and humanitarian missions, founding the ‘’ organization to support civilians, military and hospitals. They went down to Italy with an ambulance from their organization and, Schiff says, on the vehicle bearing a Ukrainian flag, they found a post-it written in Russian with insults including ‘Nazis’.

“From this we understand why it is urgent to keep attention high, to raise awareness and inform”, underlines the former official student, recounting that last week she was nominated “‘leader of tomorrow’ or ‘leader of the future’, together to 99 other young people at the 52nd St. Gallen Symposium”, an annual convention held in Switzerland where he also met “the Nobel Peace Prize winner Oleksandra Matviichuk”.

“This annual convention in Switzerland is a world institution – continues Schiff – I was the only Italian person to have been invited to the knowledge pool and for me it was an honor and a great achievement to participate in such an exclusive summit especially two years later that I stayed home permanently from the Air Force, among the undervoted voices was leadership.”