British Ukrainians crowdsource three cars, send to Ukraine’s frontlines

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London Euromaidan is sending 3 cars (2 SUVs and 1 Pick-up), protective equipment and medicine to Ukrainian soldiers on the front defending their country against Russian aggression. The vehicles were blessed in a ceremony at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral in London by the Ukrainian Eparchial Bishop, the Rt Revd Hlib Lonchyna and by Fr. Evhen at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in London.

All three cars, and the supplies and equipment which fill them, have been bought with the donations raised by London Euromaidan at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral in London (22 Binney Street, London W1K 5BQ), Ukrainian Orthodox Church in London (1a Newton Avenue, London W3 8AJ), at London Euromaidan’s collection point at the Ukrainian Social Club (154 Holland Park Avenue, London W11 4UH) and through London Eurmaidan’s website www.saveukraine.co.uk .

The vehicles were blessed at the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral in London by his Excellency Bishop Hlib on the 22nd of March in an emotional ceremony attended by around 1000 people.

After the ceremony the spokesman of London Euromaidan Stepan Shakhno said:

“Our sincere gratitude to all those who contributed with their generous donations, which has enabled us to buy these vehicles for the Ukrainian soldiers. We know that God will protect our soldiers in the war against Russian aggression, and we pray that our soldiers will soon come home alive, in one piece and victorious. We are all deeply grateful to the brave Ukrainian heroes who are risking their lives defending Ukraine and peace and stability for all of Europe.”

London Euromaidan spokesperson welcomed the recently announced deployment of 75 British military personnel for training purposes to Ukraine is a step in the right  direction. But training alone will not be enough: “It is just wrong that our country has to rely on what little aid we can supply. We urge the UK government to supply the necessary equipment and weapons in order to increase Ukraine’s ability to defend itself against the Russian attack.”

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  • puttypants

    There are over 20 million Ukrainians living outside of Ukraine. while anything we do for them is great but, if we thought bigger and all got togethe,r couldn’t we do much much better? We need one huge fund raiser to raise millions that would be so much more helpful not only to the soldiers and their families but to civilians and the economy. Just think if each and everyone of us contributed just $100 amongst 20 million? Now that could make a real difference in the war. Why couldn’t the rich each contribute 1 million?…this is all money that is tax deductible. I don’t know how to use the computer well enough to get a call out but I have access to one of the best ad agencies in the country who could write an do art that would really be something creative to fundraise. If anyone who is a great computer person is interested please contact [email protected]

    • Michel Cloarec

      There is more than you think helping Ukraine in some ways .
      Euromaidan is established in many countries.French students send 2 fully equiped ambulances today .
      You idea is interesting ! More can be done !

      • puttypants

        Yes, so much more could be done. We need to think bigger!!! We could save the entire country. I help my local maidan group some but they are difficult to work with…they think to small work so hard for the little they get in return. All I need is a good computer person to help me. If you know of anyone please let me know. We could put everyone to work by rebuilding Ukraine in a matter of a few months if we could get enough money together. Jobs in eastern Ukraine would stop the war immediately. Putin couldn’t match what we could give them.

    • Igor Z

      I’ve contributed a thousand $ by now (to various funds) and I’m overdue for more.

  • Michel Cloarec

    The english are always great people to fight against the evils of this world.
    I am sure that the ukrainians in UK know that too.