Rapid Response

July 05, 2016

“This could happen”: reality of a Russian attack on Kyiv, Dnipro and Mariupol

“This could happen”: reality of a Russian attack on Kyiv, Dnipro and Mariupol

Leaving safely from Kyiv on another trip to the East, this city without recent experience of war, brings with it some regret. You come to the understanding, the city largely lives in ignorance of the horrors taking place a few hundred kilometers away, in the current situation, it unable to mobilize in the face of danger. It is too far away and too vague despite the information imposed upon us.

I go deep into Shyrokyne where the houses, which had spent many years of work spent on them, seem faceless, their broken windows looking out on the empty street. Carefully walking through yards, in complete silence and alone, with only nature as company, I feel dissonance. In Mariupol, a distance of mere tens of kilometers from the apocalypse I think of the new escalation of the conflict – and all the thousands of shells that came to Shyrokyne, destroying everything in hopes to catch Ukrainian soldiers, could also have come down and Mariupol. But now in the summer heat in Mariupol, on the streets brews are sold from barrels, people are in a light clothing on the beach, the city displays posters for another cultural event…

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Широкине. Фото: Serg Marco

Shyrokyne. Photo: Serg Marco

About the war, you can not describe it so that people feel and understand it. War can only be seen yourself as you pass through these ruined buildings as fighters talk about the battles and communicate with people who live in the front-line area. You can feel the fear for an escalation in developments for those living on the line of attack. Recognize their hatred of the enemy, who made it all happen. And then comes the hundredth and thousandth time only one thought – the enemy must not reach peaceful cities. Mariupol should not be like Shyrokyne. Kyiv should not be like Shyrokyne. Dnipro should not be like Shyrokyne. For these peaceful residents of cities it seems unreal, but I’ve been to the front and seen it with my own eyes, realizing the power that is the enemy, and how it could impact peaceful Ukrainian cities, you know – it could happen. Because the enemy – is on our land, and, admittedly, it is strong.

So, while we are living quiet and peaceful lives, visiting bars and restaurants, watching premieres of new movies, we should not forget the assistance to those who protect this peaceful life. While the enemy in our land – the war continues. Do not forget about it.

Author: Serg Marco

People’s Project volunteers show what war looks like in this: video of fierce battle with Russian terrorists given to us by Ukraine’s 53rd Brigade.

Currently the project Rapid Response continues to raise funds for the immediate needs of Ukraine’s guys at the front. Here you can see a list of equipment requested by soldiers and make a contribution.

We will be grateful.

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Altogether on the project

Rapid Response

2279 people

donated

5 412 161 UAH (195 844 USD)

of 5 581 692 UAH (201 978 USD) needed

96% raised

Updated 16.05.2019 at 17:00
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Project coordinator: Alexandr Davydenko

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Requisites of the project Rapid Response

PrivatBank for UAH transfers

Mykolaiv regional charitable foundation “BLAGOCHESTYA REGIONAL FUND”
PC CB PrivatBank
SREOU: 36143302
MFO: 326610
Account: 26004053210234
Purpose of payment: Charitable donation. Rapid Response.

SWIFT-transfer in USD

Beneficiary: Mykolayiv Regional Charitable Foundation “Regional Foundation Blagochestya”
IBAN­code: UA803266100000026009053209659
Account: 26009053209659
Beneficiary address: UA 54000, Mykolaiv, Buznyka str. 5, 118
Beneficiary bank: Privatbank
50, Naberezhna Peremogy Street, Dnipropetrovsk, 49094, Ukraine
Swift code: PBANUA2X

Intermediary bank: JP Morgan Chase Bank,New York ,USA
Swift code: CHASUS33
Correspondent account: 001-­1­-000080
Description: Charitable donation for “Rapid Response” project
or
Intermediary bank: The Bank of New York Mellon, New York, USA
Swift code: IRVT US 3N
Correspondent account: 890-­0085-­754
Description: Charitable donation for “Rapid Response” project.

SWIFT-transfer in EUR

Beneficiary: Mykolayiv Regional Charitable Foundation “Regional Foundation Blagochestya”
IBAN­code: UA413266100000026009053206287
Account: 26009053206287
Beneficiary address: UA 54000, Mykolaiv, Buznyka str. 5, 118
Beneficiary bank: Privatbank
50, Naberezhna Peremogy Street, Dnipropetrovsk, 49094, Ukraine
Swift code: PBANUA2X

Intermediary bank: Commerzbank AG ,Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Swift code: COBADEFF
Correspondent account: 400886700401
Description: Charitable donation for “Rapid Response” project.


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