Since the start of Russia’s large-scale invasion of Ukraine, the Poltava region in the central part of the country has hosted tens of thousands of internally displaced persons. Despite Russia’s brutal attacks on Ukrainian energy infrastructure and, as a result, frequent blackouts, life in the region has not stopped.
While Russia tries to turn the Ukrainians’ lives into a nightmare with missile and drone attacks and strikes against Ukraine’s critical infrastructure, local communities prepare for winter, increase energy efficiency, build new bomb shelters, and do not plan to give up.
The key aim of the Russian regime is to erase Ukrainian identity as well as to destroy democracy and civil society. However, tough times make Ukrainian solidarity even stronger in helping the military, supporting the internally displaced persons, and bringing out common victory closer.
- Mykola Riznyk, head of Opishnya community in Poltava region
- Nataliya Kostina, Head of the Agency for Sustainable Development, volunteer, deputy head of the Shevchenko Council in Poltava city
- Lyudmila Stelmakh-Kucherenko, Head of the NGO Poltava Media Club
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).