In 1991 we made our first contacts in Lviv, Ukraine. A year later we were welcomed to Kiev and visited 5 hospitals linked with the nuclear medicine department.   There we saw many children with leukaemia as a result of the Chernobyl disaster. We visited the tiny research laboratory where cell culture and effects of radiation were being studied with much enthusiasm, despite minimal resources by Dr Nadja Bilko. We have also sent some supplies to Yalta & Odessa. In 2002 Dr Bilko succeeded in registering the Ukrainian charity “Krynica Jakova” which has helped us to assist the Mohyla Academy to set up good laboratories so that research work that started after Chernobyl can continue and progress.