Volyn region: on the border with Belarus

Ukraine’s Volyn region, the most northwest oblast bordering both Poland and Belarus, was not spared the Russian missile terror in the first weeks of war: the military airport was struck repeatedly in the regional center of Lutsk, then the oil depot. There was also damage and victims in several region’s villages as a result of downed Russian missiles and drones. The constant threat from Russian ally Belarus right at the border of Volyn adds to the security worries.

Since the very first days of the full-scale war, a lot of effort has been invested in securing the state border of the Volyn region with Belarus. All the oblast’s military formations are now ready to give a fitting rebuff to the northern enemy. To meet the humanitarian needs, the military administration of the Volyn region, together with the Volyn regional council, created a coordination center. Humanitarian hubs across the region have been formed that work both for the needs of the front line and of the areas with active hostilities and destroyed infrastructure.

There are also plenty of grassroot volunteer initiatives in Volyn who are engaged in helping the Ukrainian army and those who suffer from the Russian war. Among them is the volunteer headquarters of humanitarian aid ANGAR, which used to host music artists and theater plays before the all-out war and has become a center for collecting food, medicine, and defence items for the needs of the Ukrainian army.

With the consolidated efforts of the local authorities, volunteer communities, and business, the Volyn region is working tirelessly to bring Ukraine’s victory closer.


  • Hryhoriy Nedopad, head of the Volyn Regional Council 
  • Olha Bulkovska, chief editor of Pershyi TV channel, Lutsk 
  • Iryna Novosad, communications, volunteer headquarters of humanitarian air ANGAR 
  • Natalia Pakhaichuk, journalist at Rayon.in.ua.

UKRAINE IN FLAMES project is created by Ukraine Crisis Media Center and NGO “Euroatlantic Course”. We are aiming at searching a loud support for Ukraine in the war started by Russia on the 24th of February 2022.

If you want to support Ukraine against Russian aggression, check the link with recommendations by Ukraine Crisis Media Center – https://uacrisis.org/en/help-ukraine.

NGO Euroatlantic Course collects donations to support Ukrainian Army and civilians – https://eac.org.ua/en/main-page/.

How you can help Ukraine against Russian aggression:

👉🏻 Come back alive – https://bit.ly/3Ct6O2L (works directly with the command and personnel of military units, purchasing infrared thermal imaging cameras, night vision goggles, hemostatics etc); 

👉🏻 CO Serhiy Prytula Charity Foundation – https://bit.ly/3Svas1G (purchases supplies for Ukrainian army, such as armor, ammunition, first-aid kits, cars and ATV, humanitarian aid for civilians, and food for animals);

👉🏻 UNITED 24 – https://bit.ly/3M2mXiT (was launched by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy as the main venue for collecting charitable donations in support of Ukraine. Funds will be transferred to the official accounts of the National Bank of Ukraine and allocated by assigned ministries to cover the most pressing needs)

👉🏻 Army SOS – https://bit.ly/3UYK168 (manages purchases of necessary ammunition, shields, intercommunication and reconnaissance facilities, etc. and delivers all goods directly);

👉🏻 Vostok SOS – https://bit.ly/3Ruut75 (raising funds for various needs of the army);

👉🏻 Phoenix Wings – https://bit.ly/3RvWSd0 (the appropriate equipment & uniform, personal non-lethal protection (vests, helmets), required treatment of the wounded soldiers, and repair of the buildings used by the army).