I am spending my past days in Luxembourg while David is still in Ukraine. I'm going to be heading back to Slovakia on Monday. No idea when I will be able to meet again with David who is relentlessly covering the dramatic situation of many civilians in Ukraine. We knew we would come across tough stuff after the Russian retreat. Yet, it's hard to be prepared for these kinds of things.
Lately from Borodvanka, a small town in the Kyiv suburbs:
'Borodyanka is a site of unbelievable destruction brought by the Russians onto a town which was not a military base but a civilian living area.'
'There is rubble which has not been cleared and it’s almost certainly bodies underneath, Ukrainian bodies, civilian bodies.'
'We had a team of professional deminers with us, who were photographing evidence that Russia is breaking Geneva convention.'
Quotes by Sviatoslav Yurash, Borodyanka April 5th 2022
I'm doing a lot of networking over here in Luxembourg to try to help where I can while on the outside. I'll be back closer to the action from next week but I am also going to try to focus again on some Poker with a lot of action coming up at Banco Casino and my two-month U.S. trip coming up in a few weeks. I am still working on rebuilding projects and solidarity challenges together with a bunch of Poker players. Infos incoming soon.
Read about our actions in the solidarity section of this blog. Below, you'll find some more heartbreaking photos by David Pichler who can follow on IG HERE.
Among our main goals for now are still:
- giving a voice to the Ukrainian civil population and tell the stories of their suffering
- assist with emergency evacuations and deliveries
Over the coming weeks, I will keep supporting the Luxembourg community of Ukrainians in their efforts and I will be happy to support initiatives around me.
Shout out to Christophe Mendes for instance, who will be back on the Poland/Ukraine border in the Medyka area in order to help evacuate and care for abandoned and/or wounded pets left behind in the chaos. Details about his mission will be coming up soon.
For sure, he will bring back some nice photo reports but most importantly, he will be leaving Luxembourg with a van full of animal food and meds. If you wish to support our actions financially or by volunteering, hop directly to the Contact & Info section to get in touch.
LUkraine are doing a fantastic work from their base in Luxembourg. Check our their website and get involved if want and if you can.
We use #allin4ukraine on social media in case you care to keep up and there is a SOLIDARITY section regrouping posts like this on this blog. If you wish to donate equipment or money, beam yourself to the CONTACT & INFO section and get in touch.
If you enjoy what you see and read, you can get more since I curate all recent relevant #allineverywhere content of the BLOG and occasionally from other sources via my Scoop.it account. A photo archive is available via the Photos & Coverages section and you might also be interested in checking the social media updates via the links below.