The Telegraph - 14.08.2022
The President of the Ukrainian Athletics Federation, Yevhen Pronin, is one of Ukraine’s many frontline defenders who decided to sign up to defend Ukraine when the Russian invasion began. His story, as a key member of the drone unit “Tactical Busters”, was just featured in the UK’s Daily Telegraph.
Yevhen’s story is one of many which highlights how ordinary men and women, who have never had any military training, have been fighting on the frontlines against the Russian invaders. Not only is Yevhen leading one of the most sophisticated drone units against the Russian army, he will also be in Munich to attend the European Athletics Championships in his role as the President of the Athletics federation.
As with all the volunteer defenders who have signed up to defend Ukraine, there is a need to send more protective equipment and more drones, especially for reconnaissance. Unite With Ukraine has been raising funds to procure and deliver this equipment for the past six months and to-date, every cent which has been raised has been used.
Unite With Ukraine is now partnering with United 24 and the Ukrainian Ministry of Digital transformation to raise an “Army of Drones” so that people like Yevhen can continue their fight against the Russian invaders.
To keep supporting our brave frontline defenders and help to secure Ukraine’s freedom, please spread the word about Unite With Ukraine and donate at the following link:
In July 2022, the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) and the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine signed a Memorandum of Cooperation to support the UNITED24 fundraising platform. The first joint project is the "Army of Drones". This program includes drone procurement, delivery, maintenance and replacement, as well as pilot training.
The project will raise funds to purchase 200 professional unmanned drone systems for aerial reconnaissance. They are vital equipment that Ukraine's defenders need in order to fight off the Russian invasion.
The Drone Army will allow the defenders of Ukraine to constantly monitor an enormous 2 470 km frontline and support an effective response to enemy attacks.
About UNITED 24
UNITED24 was launched by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy as the main venue for collecting charitable donations in support of Ukraine. Funds will be transferred to the official accounts of the National Bank of Ukraine and allocated by assigned ministries to cover the most pressing needs.
About Ukrainian World Congress
Established in 1967, the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) is the global voice for the Ukrainian people worldwide. As an international NGO, we represent the interests of more than 20 million Ukrainians in the diaspora, unite Ukrainian communities and organizations in 60+ countries, and work to support a democratic, prosperous, European Ukraine.
The UWC is recognized by the United Nations Economic and Social Council as a non-governmental organization with special consultative status and has a participatory status as an international non-governmental organization with the Council of Europe.
The UWC is part of the global Ukrainian family. We are working with trusted partners on procurement and logistics for this initiative. Our many long-standing relationships with organizations in Ukraine put us in a unique position to quickly and efficiently provide the defenders of Ukraine with the help that they need.
The UWC is an organization that has volunteerism at its core. Our passion for our work drives our desire to maximize the impact of every donation made. We will update our donors on the impact of their donations as the Unite with Ukraine campaign progresses.
The UWC is also leading global coordination and logistics for the Ukrainian community, and other NGO support efforts.
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