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REPORT/APPEAL No.2 (January 2015); Help Us Help Our Soldiers (HUHS)


 This project is run as a private initiative under the auspices of the KRYLA Ukrainian Volunteer Association  [].

If you want to honour and support our wounded soldiers, please consider donating to our private initiative. Your generous gift will help us purchase much-needed hospital materials and supplies that will benefit soldiers. We are working directly with the Lviv Military Hospital.

Our funds and your donations in Lviv will be coordinated by Vasyl Halamai, Maidan civil activist, currently employed at Lviv Social Services (tel: +380 0976895445)

 In Ukraine

To donate, please contact:

Christine Eliashevsky-Chraibi (Lviv):  +38 0963935924

e-mail: [email protected]

 In France:

Please send your donations and your e-mail to my address (please specify HUHS):

Christine Chraibi

5 quai du Maroc

68330 Huningue

e-mail: [email protected]

In Canada and US:

Please send your donation and your e-mail address to my sister’s address (please specify HUHS):

Lydia Replansky

25 Sparrow Way

Ottawa, Ont.

K1V 9H4

Tel: 613. 738. 0849 / e-mail: [email protected]

Please note:  If you reside outside Ukraine, we have set up a transparent transfer system that includes no commissions or logistics fees. Unfortunately, we are not able to issue income tax receipts for your donations.  A full report with photos will be published and emailed after each major purchase and delivery.

JANUARY  2015 (see photos and description below):

Collected funds were used to purchase as follows:


wheelchairs (one donated by Ukrainian community in Strasbourg, France)

chargers for mobile telephones

direct financial assistance to Andriy Usach (see story below)

Our assistance is an ongoing project… as long as the war continues in Ukraine, our soldiers and volunteers need as much help as they can. Thank you!

Crutches delivered to LVIV MILITARY HOSPITAL and handed over directly to wounded soldiers


Battery chargers… people give the soldiers old mobiles, but chargers have been lost. Communication with relatives, friends and brothers-in-arms on the front lines is essential for spirit and morale.                                 First wheelchair arrives…..


Another wheelchair arrives at Lviv Military Hospital from Strasbourg, France (via Kyiv). Vasyl delivers the wheelchair    (and some goodies…) to a patient in the hospital


LVIV Military Hospital….The boys say thank you!



Direct financial assistance for Andriy who was severely wounded in Luhansk Airport in July 2014 and is still under treatment….


Here is his story (see URL link below)

Thank you!

Slava Ukraini! Heroyam Slava!


Слава Україні! Героям Слава!



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