The Ukrainian state-owned postal company Ukrposhta has started selling the charity stamps “Patron the Dog” online and in post offices across the country, Suspilne reports. The charity project raises money to buy one million euros for the de-mining vehicle Armtrac 400, and to support animal shelters.
The stamps feature Patron the Dog, the landmine detection dog who serves in the State Emergency Service and has become a mascot of the agency amid Russia’s full-scale invasion. There are only eight stamps on one sheet, each sheet costs 248 hryvnias ($6.7).
Ukrposhta started selling Patron the Dog charity stamps
Kyiv saw a long queue near the Main Post Office. The charity project raises money to buy one million euros for a de-mining vehicle, and to support animal shelters.https://t.co/3zRgSTrmny pic.twitter.com/D9hi7Nk0EX
— Euromaidan Press (@EuromaidanPress) September 1, 2022
The Ukrposhta’s Main Post Office in Kyiv since morning saw a lot of Kyivans lining up to buy the stamps, Suspilne says.
Ukrposhta to release new postal stamps Patron the Dog on Aug 30
Patron is a landmine detection dog and mascot of Ukraine's State Emergency Service. Parts of the revenues will be used to raise funds for a demining vehicle and to help animal shelters.https://t.co/Nc4CTrbjEE pic.twitter.com/fD7w0W7Z6D
— Euromaidan Press (@EuromaidanPress) August 30, 2022