Volunteer driven humanitarian aid support for the front lines in the recently freed region of Sumy is important, because the aid we provide seeps into the local communities in settlements right next to the border with ruZZia. Of course it also keeps the troops in good shape and ready to respond to constant bombardments in the vicinity.
Loaded the van in Chernivtsi, which is on the border with Romania, and drove across the nation to Sumy for delivery to several batallions. This is a drive of about 900km (one way)…
On the way I dropped off some hand picked clothing for a family just west of Kyiv that is generous and loving enough to host a number of orphaned children and helps the local community that takes in people, whose homes were destroyed nearby. And nearby is Makariv, Bucha and Hostomel – places that are sadly known worldwide now. Places of ruZZian atrocities, mass murders, war crimes. No wonder there are many orphans. Thank god they managed to eacape. Unfortunately, many children didn’t… It was raining there and I didn’t even take any pictures, but I’m really glad we could help them at least a bit.
I spent the night in Kyiv and off we went the next morning with Nikita towards Sumy. Just as we were on the road, still in Kyiv, I’ve hit some pot hole with the rear right wheel and busted the leaf spring into two pieces! I found this ridiculous, because quite a few roads I’ve ridden in this van have been a thousand times worse, but this almost good road in Kyiv has literally destroyed the suspension. At least we were able to locate a car service on the way, where I got the leaf spring changed for $200. It took a lot of waiting on our part, though. That service opens at 10a.m. and we were on the road at 6a.m. However they did a good job and by 10:45 we were driving again to complete the deliveries to Sumy.
On the way we’ve heard the news that the Sumy region was hit again by a missile strike over night. When we arrived at the first drop off point we encountered a few guys that just came back from the location of these strikes and they were lucky to be alive and actually no one was even injured there. Just pure terrorism.
To stand strong in the face of such terrorist attacks it’s great to show our soldiers support, which they give along to the local population and that strengthens us more than weapons. This helps Ukraine in the fight against the absolutely inhumane, evil, terrorist forces of the ruZZia and each delivery is another drop in the ocean that brings us closer to freeing our lands and ensuring that the future for our children will be bright and beautiful!
Glory to Ukraine!
P.S. please keep supporting my humanitarian aid delivery endeavour – it helps real people in real need, every help makes us stronger and brings Victory closer.