Let’s support Ukraine! A fundraiser by Euromaidan Press

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Dear readers, Russia is waging a genocidal war against Ukraine. To help the Ukrainian Army resist the extermination of Ukrainians in the center of Europe, we are uniting efforts with volunteers who provide weapons and demining equipment to those who are at the frontline of Russian aggression. The initiatives we support are run by people we personally know and trust, so we can ensure that every cent raised is spent to help here and now. We also make an effort to procure the best-quality equipment that works under stress and will save lives instead of failing at the most crucial moment.

Governments around the world are sending military aid to Ukraine, but there are urgent needs of Ukrainian men and women on the frontline now. An invisible army of volunteers is helping Ukraine procure the things it needs to resist Russia and we are proud to be supporting them.

 

We got the following urgent requests

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Military-grade night vision goggles for the frontline, with helmet mounts: 3200-4200€ per piece (partial donations help!)

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10 encrypted military-grade two-way radios for soldiers at the front line near Kherson.

  Collected 11.000€ -overshot target by 4500€!  

  Fundraiser successfully completed  

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Metal detector required for demining. Produced in Ukraine. €100 per piece.

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Leleka-100 Unmanned aerial system for special forces near Kharkiv – 2 drones, ground command and launch station. Needed to guide artillery from safe distance (official site)

  Fundraiser successfully completed  

Latest Updates
  • 2022/07/28 – We bought two more professional night vision devices for 3400 € each, which will be delivered to Ukraine tomorrow. Besides that, thanks to your support we can buy ~36 metal detectors for a total of 3000 € (yes, 36 pieces – the deminers decided that we should better get them devices produced in Ukraine, which are much cheaper than Western models).

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    • 2022/07/10 – Successfully completed fundraiser for ten encrypted radios for a front line unit near Kherson. €8000 raised in less than a day! Additional donations will go to more radios and night vision devices.

    • 2022/07/08 – Successfully completed fundraiser for two Leleka-100 drones (Euromaidan Press readers donated $6500, which helped the drone pilots reach their aim of $65.000). Signing of the three-party agreement on commissioning these drones is expected next week. We will keep you updated.

    • 2022/07/05 – Successfully completed fundraiser for night vision goggles! We ordered one professional night vision device ($4200) and a military-spec magnifying lens for night vision devices ($1000)

    • 2022/06/24 – Sent two residual light night vision devices to Ukraine (€7800)

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    • 2022/06/13 – Delivered 40 bomb disposal tools (€4000), 150 breathing tubes (€300), 8 optical sights and mounts (€1700), 10 encrypted radios (€1400), 5 rangefinders (€3200), partial funding for drone (€1000)

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    • 2022/05/18 – Delivered 12 encrypted two-way radios (€8000) and a digital repeater station with antennas (€2800), partial financing for car gears (€700)

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    • 2022/04/30 – Delivered 15 encrypted two-way radios (€8400), 12 digital two-way radios (€3000), one drone (€1800)

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    • 2022/04/01 – Delivered 20 night vision devices (€30000)

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Q&A: Who is organizing this fundraiser

Euromaidan PressEuromaidan Press is working closely with volunteers who are supporting the Ukrainian Army and Territorial Defense by procuring equipment abroad and getting it to the front. We are supporting units who are the most at needs of equipment, especially near Popasna, Sloviansk and Mykolayiv. For the demining equipment we cooperate with the “Soloma Cats” charity fund, whose project is described here. We maintain connections with the receiving units through personal acquaintances who are in regular contact with the units and ensure that the equipment meets their needs and is properly used. Purchases and hand-overs are documented and made available to all donators.

 

Q&A: Whom are we helping?

We are supporting units who are the most at needs of equipment: the Territorial Defense units, National Guard, and Ukrainian Army units whose resources need urgent replenishment due to losses in battle (near Popasna, Sloviansk, Mykolayiv). We maintain connections with these units through personal aquaintances of these units who communicate with them and ensure that the equipment meets their needs and is properly used.

 

Q&A: My government is sending aid to Ukraine, so is this really needed?

Governments aroung the world are indeed sending military aid to Ukraine, but there are many immediate needs still unmet, on which the lives of Ukrainian men and women on the frontline depend now. So an invisible army of volunteers stepped in to help Ukraine procure the things it needs to resist Russia.

As the stocks of military gear in Ukraine were quickly exhausted in the first days of the war, the timely procurement of items like drones, two-way radios, optical sights, thermal imagers, night vision devices, tactical first-aid kits, etc. depends on such volunteers finding them abroad and transporting them into Ukraine. Hundreds of ordinary people around the world who were vary of big anonymous funds support these grassroots initiatives because they trust the volunteers running it. Purchased equipment is transported to Ukraine via volunteer-driven convoys, which regularly transport humanitarian and other to aid Ukraine.

 

Q&A: How do we choose equipment?

People at the front say what they need. With the help of foreign specialists like soldiers and hunters, we determine which equipment is most suitable and cost-effective to meet the need. For instance, thermal imagers are less effective during hot summer nights; by consulting hunters and soldiers, we established a type of residual light amplifiers that would work under army conditions.

 

Q&A: How do I know that my donation made an impact?

The entire initiative is entirely run by volunteers who procure and deliver the equipment in their free time, so your money will not be used for overheads. We regularly post updates on funds raised and reports on the delivery of goods to Ukraine, so come back later to this page or follow us on social media to receive updates on the fundraiser.

 

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