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Alina Mykhailova, 27, is a combat paramedic, who combines her military service with serving as a member of the Kyiv City Council. She is known around the world, foremost as a prototype for a Ukrainian soldier LEGO figurine. After the recent missile and kamikaze drone attacks on Kyiv, Alina took to social media to issue an emotional appeal to her fellow Ukrainians, an appeal that may become relevant for many Europeans, if the invader is not stopped in Ukraine. 

Anton Drobovych, 36, is the head of the Ukrainian Institute of National Memory, a civic activist and statesman, and expert in the fields of communications, education and culture. At the outset of the full-scale invasion, he joined the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and is serving in the Territorial Defense’s 112th Kyiv Brigade. In the months that followed the invasion, media have sought his commentary from the trenches on the complex topics of history and current events. Anton Drobovych also shares his thoughts and experiences on social media.

Tyzhden’ spoke with Andrij Potichnyj, the head of the Ukrainian World Congress’s supply program “Unite with Ukraine”. The conversation hinged on how Ukrainians abroad are helping the Ukrainian Armed Forces, how the needs of the Ukrainian military are being met and how the conditions for importing aid to Ukraine have changed since the beginning of the full-scale war, and why bulletproof vests, bags for first aid kits and backpacks are no longer needed.

The Ukrainian World Congress is outraged by sham referendums that have been staged by the Russian invaders in the occupied Ukrainian regions during September 23-27, 2022. The UWC calls upon the international community to provide a strong joint reaction to this new round of a brutal and blatant violation of international law by the Russian Federation, which prepares to illegally annex parts of Ukrainian regions.