Stand with Ukraine 🇺🇦
The war against Ukraine started not now, but in 2014, when Russia invaded Ukraine, occupied the Crimean peninsula and part of the eastern regions of the country. Since then, Russia’s attack has cost us over 15 000 lives. 1.5 million of Ukrainians have had to flee their homes and settle in other parts of Ukraine. European lives have also been lost — over 200 were killed in the shooting down by Russia of MH17.
On February 24th, 2022, Russia launched an all-out military invasion of Ukraine by land, air, and sea, having accumulated over 170,000 troops on our borders in the north (Belarus), east, and south (Black Sea). It’s the biggest attack by one state against another in Europe since World War II. We are witnessing the destruction of an already fragile system of international security. At the time of this text being written, hundreds of Ukrainian civilians have become casualties of this war, including 16 innocent children. Over 500,000 mothers with children have had to flee the country. Make no mistake, this is a humanitarian catastrophe.
While residential areas all over Ukraine are being shelled and cluster bombed by Russia, and Putin is putting their nuclear deterrent forces on high alert, the world needs to decide if we are forever condemned to tolerate Russia’s state sponsored terrorism and re-enact history’s tragedies.
Ukrainians will not allow the Russian behavior to go unpunished. We will not surrender. We will resist. We are resisting.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
This doesn’t mean to finance the army only. You can choose the way to help which fits you: help medical facilities to buy equipment and medicine, people who were injured to recover, Ukrainians who lost their homes to rebuild and much more. Just follow your heart.
Defence, Demining, Rebuilding, Medical Aid
UNITED24 is a president backed platform for collecting charitable donations for a variety of needs across the world.
The account is meant for charity contributions from Ukraine and from abroad. The Ministry of Social Policy will channel the raised funds to support Ukraine’s citizens severely affected by the war.