Since 2017, NSPA, as responsible of the implementation of the NATO Medical Rehabilitation Trust Fund, has supported Ukrainian soldiers' participation in the Invictus Games, a multinational sporting event aimed at rehabilitating and motivating wounded and sick military personnel and veterans through sport.
This year marks the fifth iteration of the Invictus Games. The Games, planned in The Hague (The Netherlands), were postponed to 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions. As a result, the Organizing Committee of the Invictus Games in Ukraine decided to launch Unconquered 2.0, an online competition for wounded military personnel and veterans from different regions of Ukraine. In total, more than 60 participants, including representatives from the Ukrainian National Team, competed virtually in six sports categories: track and field, powerlifting, archery, swimming, indoor rowing and road cycling. Participants recorded their results, announced live during a virtual event held on 13 December 2020.
Kristina Martsynkovska, Chief of NSPA Office in Ukraine, was present at the event. "These soldiers-athletes set an example to all of us, to their brothers-in-arms, to their families, to the youngsters and to me as a citizen of Ukraine". During the ceremony, she handed over the keys of a Wheelchair Accessible Minibus to the Deputy Minister of Veterans Affairs of Ukraine, Mr Ihor Bezkorovaynyi, on behalf of NSPA.