How and why Croatia helps Ukraine?

Croatia and Ukraine share the same history and hardships: the nations found themselves in similar historical circumstances after the II World War; both have gone through exiting large formations like the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia. Such a common past has enabled open and intense relations between the states.

With the start of the Russian war against Ukraine, and especially after the large-scale invasion of February 2022, Croatia’s reaction has been very supportive of Ukraine’s struggle and the defense of its freedom. Croats offered their homes and hospitality to Ukrainians fleeing the horrors of war, while the state launched a couple of state programs for Ukrainian refugees.

Croatia supports Ukraine on all levels – starting from the political one and going down to the average Croats. On the other hand, the penetration of Russian propaganda on the Balcan peninsula, including in Croatia, poses many risks, therefore, certain policies and mechanisms on the state level are necessary to fight Kremlin disinformation.

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 –

NGO Euroatlantic Course collects donations to support Ukrainian Army and civilians –

How you can help Ukraine against Russian aggression:

👉🏻 Come back alive – (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 – (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 – (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 – (manages purchases of necessary ammunition, shields, intercommunication and reconnaissance facilities, etc. and delivers all goods directly);

👉🏻 Vostok SOS – (raising funds for various needs of the army);

👉🏻 Phoenix Wings – (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).