4:48 EEST; The Sun is Rising Over Kyiv on the 470th Day of the Full-Scale Invasion. This is the final part of our series about the ideas, values and dreams of fallen defenders of Ukraine. These are the words of the Heavenly Regiment. + Discussion + CharitiesHeroes(self.ukraine)
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This is the final selection from an article we published recently. You can find earlier parts here:
Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V
The Words of the Heavenly Regiment, Part VI
You can get used to air alarms, power and communication interruptions, curfew restrictions, but never to the loss of people. Ukrainians painfully experience the loss of each defender, even if they may not have known them personally. The full-scale war united the entire country, and we owe our lives to everyone who died at the front and who defends our lands now.
We continue to publish quotes from heroes who fought for the free future of Ukraine. Each soldier from this Heavenly regiment deserves eternal honor and memory, so we must do everything to continue their struggle with dignity and remember the price of freedom.
A graduate of the Institute of Journalism of KNU named after Taras Shevchenko. After the start of the Russian invasion in 2014, he came to the defense of the country and later returned to civilian life. He worked in the press service of the Ministry of Infrastructure and in the Office of Reforms of the Ministry of Energy. In February of 2022, he joined the ranks of the 95th Air Assault Brigade.
Died on April 29th, 2022 in a battle near Kharkiv.
"I was never afraid of losing my life, only afraid of losing it in some stupid way. Therefore, there was no question whether to go to war or not. There is a war in my country, so I have to defend it."
Activist | Co-founder of the NGO Unity and Brotherhood
Dmytro took an active civic position and defended the interests of the Poltava community. In 2014, after the death of his younger brother Yevhen at the front, he joined the Azov battalion. Subsequently, he became a co-founder and instructor of the public organization "Unity and Brotherhood", which coordinates military training. After the start of the full-scale invasion, he returned to the army.
Died on May 6th, 2023 near Bakhmut while performing a combat mission.
"Moments of tranquility... The sound of water, children's voices... In our time, all this quiet has a great price. It is paid for by the sweat and blood of the fighters on the front lines, it is paid for by sleepless nights and the challenges volunteers endure. It is paid by the citizens, each of whom contribute to bringing us closer to victory...
Thank you all for tranquility. Semper Fi!"
A graduate of Kyiv Polytechnic University, he studied power engineering and thermal physics. He worked in the field of renewable energy, in particular at the State Agency for Eco-Investments. For several years, he was a deputy in the Department of Energy Efficiency at Naftogaz [ed. - the largest national oil and gas company of Ukraine]. Led the Fund for Targeted Environmental Investments. After the start of the full-scale invasion, he joined the ranks of the Armed Forces.
Died on May 4th from a shrapnel wound in Bakhmut.
"After our victory, we will all have an equally important task - to create a new social contract, which should be followed by real changes in all areas - public administration, the judicial and law enforcement system, education, my beloved energy sector and the field of environmental protection...
What these changes will be called is not as important as their content — democratic principles, effectiveness, and the priority of knowledge, experience and professionalism over bootlicking and nepotism."
Painter | Photographer
In 2019, he graduated from the Lviv Academy of Arts. He created a number of paintings and photographs on military themes, and the most famous exhibition was his exposition called AD/242: Donetsk. Airport. This series was based on the work of Serhiy Loyko, the author of the photography book Airport. Even before the start of the full-scale invasion, Oleh Drobotskyi stood up for the country's defense and was a marksman-medical officer in the A4123 military unit.
Died on March 6th during shelling in Donetsk region.
"Three years ago I visited Chernihiv for the first time. The wonderful city and incredible people made a huge impression on me. At the time, I could not have imagined that in just three years the Russian army would slither there bringing its "Russian world". I know that among my friends on Facebook there are many people from creative and other professions. I'm asking you to join the struggle, do not stand aside and do not run away."
He was educated as a teacher and worked in the State Penitentiary Service for 18 years. After that, he returned to his hobby, working as an organizer of mountain hikes and creating the Facebook group OK Travel Studio in order to unite lovers of active recreation. In 2016, he joined the Truth Hounds team, which documents the war crimes of the Russian Federation. For six years he took part in dozens of field missions. From the beginning of the full-scale invasion, he served in the ranks of the Armed Forces.
Died on March 29th, 2023 in the battles near Bakhmut.
"Do not forget about those who are at 'zero' [the front line], it is the most difficult for them now. A low bow and eternal memory to the Soldiers who gave the most precious thing - their lives - for Ukraine, for their land, for their family. Let's stick together. Together we will win and everything will be Ukraine."
Author: Daryna Mudrak | Editor-in-chief: Nataliya Ponedilok | Editor: Kateryna Lehka | Photo Editor: Yuriy Stefanyak | Content Manager: Anastasiia Zhokhova
The 468th day of a nine year invasion that has been going on for centuries.
One day closer to victory.
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- u/Jesterboyd: Jester is one of the moderators of our community living in Kyiv. Currently raising money for tacmed supplies for Viktor Pylypenko (see here), one of Ukraine’s openly queer soldiers saving lives as a battlefield medic. http://jesterboyd.live/donations
- United24: This site was launched by President Zelenskyy as the main venue for collecting charitable donations in support of Ukraine. Funds will be allocated to cover the most pressing needs facing Ukraine.
- Come Back Alive: This NGO crowdfunds non-lethal military equipment, such as thermal vision scopes & supplies it to the front lines. It also provides training for Ukrainian soldiers, as well as researching troops’ needs and social reintegration of veterans.
- Trident Defense Initiative: This initiative run by former NATO and UA servicemen has trained and equipped thousands of Ukrainian soldiers.
- Ukraine Front Line US-based and registered 501(c)(3), this NGO fulfills front line soldiers' direct defense and humanitarian aid requests through their man on the ground, r/Ukraine's own u/jesterboyd.
- Ukraine Aid Ops: Volunteers around the world who are helping to find and deliver equipment directly to those who need it most in Ukraine.
- Hospitallers: This is a medical battalion that unites volunteer paramedics and doctors to save the lives of soldiers on the frontline. They crowdfund their vehicle repairs, fuel, and medical equipment.
- Humanity: Co-founded by u/kilderov, Humanity is a small team of volunteers securing and distributing humanitarian aid to the most vulnerable populations in temporarily occupied Kherson Oblast. Kilderov and his friends were under occupation in Nova Kakhovka in 2022.
You can find many more charities with diverse areas of focus in our vetted charities list HERE.