Poland’s help for Ukraine refugees and beyond: Part 2

Since the very beginning of Russia’s large-scale invasion of Ukraine, Poland has shown strong solidarity with Ukraine. Over 6 million Ukrainian refugees have crossed the Polish border looking for safety, and over 1, 5 million of them got asylum status in the country.

As the Polish government supports Ukraine’s political course for NATO and the EU, citizens of the country are also actively engaged in helping Ukraine. Volunteer initiatives, such as a crowdfunding campaign to buy a Bayraktar combat drone for Ukraine, inspire and motivate both the Ukrainian military and civilians.

Being a staunch ally of Ukraine, Poland is also making history as Ukraine is defending freedom and democracy in a civilizational war, and Russia fights for neo-imperial ambitions and dictatorship. —- The overwhelming support Poland has given to Ukraine during the full-scale war cannot be overestimated, and therefore UCMC devotes another episode of Ukraine In Flames project to this reliable ally to explore more sides of Polish aid to Ukrainians.

Ukraine is extremely thankful to its partner. To signal this and reciprocate a similar law approved by Warsaw, the Ukrainian parliament adopted a law on the special status of Poles in Ukraine in July 2022, establishing legal and social guarantees for Polish citizens residing in Ukraine.

The unabating dedication of the central Polish government, local authorities, and civil society in the support of Ukrainian refugees and the Ukrainian nation in the fight against Russian aggression is one of the things that keep Ukraine going in this exhausting war. Having such a true friend always ready to come to aid will help Ukraine win the war and heal its wounds sooner.

Watch the first part of Ukraine In Flames about Poland.

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).