Exploring the role of cossacks in shaping the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Ukrainian statehood’s history has a long tradition of national liberation struggle. This includes the Ukrainian Insurgent Army, various armed formations of the time of the Ukrainian People’s Republic, the Haidamat movement and, of course, the Cossacks.

The Cossacks are one of the most significant periods of the struggle against the colonizers and the most organized format of the Ukrainian army in history. As a result, the Cossacks turned into an archetype of a warrior, which became part of the mythology of most modern formations of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Their contributions helped shape the strong and determined nature of the Ukrainian military, which has proven itself in the face of a Russian invasion in 2022. The role of the Cossacks in Ukrainian history continues to be celebrated and romanticized, symbolizing bravery and independence.

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 (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).