We've had a lot of requests from people that want to help Ukraine, but don't feel comfortable donating towards lethal aid. For this we work closely with Oleksiy Sokolov of Ukraine's 72nd Mechanized Brigade, who have been fighting around Vuhledar for the past several months. With temperatures already below freezing, they are is serious need of winter equipment.

Most Critical Needs:

  • A Generator
  • Cold Weather Gear (especially socks!)
  • Ear and Eye protection from artillery fragmentation
  • Hemostatic Gauze
  • Bandages
  • Authentic Tourniquets (we have had an influx in counterfeit tourniquets)
  • Chest Seals
  • Restocking Individual First Aid Kits (IFAKs)
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Latest updates from Oleksiy:

January 3, 2024:

Thank you, friend. I was able to get 36 hours off. My family met me closer to the front. Thank you for supporting us. We have been able to help 2 guys with Winter gear they did not have. We are still trying to raise enough for at least 3 more people. I have gone without so they can be well equipped. Medical is also fairly low.
The 72nd and my battalion would like to wish you a great New Year. Hopefully you had a great holiday and Christmas. We hope this year brings victory. Again, thank you for support friend. πŸ’™πŸ’›

December 8, 2023:

Hello friend. I hope you are well. We are trying to fund a small generator to charge our drones, radios, and cell batteries. We are also trying to fund for quality winter gear like gortex, Sox, thermal under garments, and waterproof boots, fleece hats and gloves. If there is anyway you can update the website. Being cold and wet is extremely unmotivating and brings our morale down. Thank you friend if you can do this for us.

Vuhledar has seen an extreme amount of activity. We have lost two members to wounds. One severely and another who should recover. I'm hoping to be able to see my family for the holidays. I haven't seen them in such a long time, I miss them. I want this war to end. It seems like I'm training new guys every two weeks. Thank you for supporting us. My guys and I feel like the world and others in Ukraine have given up on us. We don't receive aid or donations anymore.

November 5, 2023:

Hello Friend, 
I'm sorry I haven't been able to talk much. The Russians took out our forward operating Starlink. So I only get connection when I make it back to the main HQ. I guess there is a video of the Russians dropping the grenade on our Starlink. I haven't seen it but others have. 

On November 2nd, the Russians tried an armored thrust to Vuhledar where we are. We had a battle that lasted over a day.  I'll try to send some pictures [a few below]. We sustained quite a high casualty rate during this battle. The battle is all over the internet from what I hear. We have 5 members injured, 3 severely. One is definitely going to lose his leg. Also, a couple have severe TBI to the point where they can't walk and are throwing up.

We used a tremendous amount of personal medical equipment from our IFAKs [Individual First Aid Kits]. We desperately need funds to get some replacement medical supplies to stock our IFAKs back up to where they need to be. We have not received any donations in over a week. I think the world has forgotten about Ukraine because of what is going on in the middle east, which I fully understand. They need support as much as we do I'm sure.

My guys and I are nervous in case another Russian attempt comes because our IFAKs don't have the necessary supplies.

October 9, 2023

Hello, friend. We are having quite a hard time. We think the world has given up on Ukraine. We also understand Israel is going through a tough time at the moment, and people are tired of giving to Ukraine. We do not enjoy asking, but these donations save the lives of my brothers, and so I will ask. We are in a bad situation. Our remaining vehicle is still damaged, and we have not been able to replenish what was lost in the destroyed vehicle. We are buying all our own winter clothing, and what supplies we can afford on our own. Any donation will help, $5, $20, $30 will save one of my brother's lives.

September 9, 2023

We are in severe need of ear protection with communication links and simple eye protection. We lose too many guys from foreign objects getting in their eyes after artillery strikes. It takes them immediately out of the fight. With so much artillery, all it takes is a speck of dirt.

Oleksiy's unit recently suffered a direct artillery strike and lost a lot of their supplies (video below):

The artillery hit on our location. We had two vehicles get hit, one directly. I lost 2 brothers KIA, 3 wounded (with 2 amputations). I took fragmentation in my leg which is healing well. If you can help, we are desperately looking for donors to help acquire some replacement equipment. The vehicle that took the direct hit was carrying much of our equipment including daypacks, a Mavic 3 for surveillance, a range finder, 2 Motorola RDU series radios, IFAKS [first aid kits], 2 pairs tactical combat gloves, 7 pairs of eye protection, and one PVS 14 Night vision for night driving during emergency medevac and resupply. If you can help find donors. It would be greatly appreciated.

They also need a constant supply of quality medical supplies. They have dangerously few tourniquets and chest seals, both of which are unfortunately used quite frequently. And, of course, things as simple as sterile gauze and gloves are critically important, but rarely included in the large Western aid packages.

If you can help, any small amount can save a life. $10 can buy some gauze, $20 can buy a tourniquet, $40 can buy some eye protection. This is a medical unit, so all donations will be going directly to saving Ukrainian lives.

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Aftermath of the Artillery Strike (non-graphic)

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