Ukraine is in Trouble: Our Readers Can Help

Help Ukraine repel the Russian invaders.
Help Ukraine repel the Russian invaders.

Help Ukraine Today, Save Europe’s future!

By Max Hartshorne
GoNOMAD Editor

We don’t usually get into current events, but the extraordinary events in Ukraine compel us to share this information that was sent to us by our friends in Ukraine. We hope to see an end to this terrible war soon, below are some ways we can all help the Ukrainian people.

On February 24, Russian troops invaded the territory of independent and free Ukraine and began bombing its cities. The attack took place in the early morning when the civilian population was still sleeping. Millions of Ukrainians woke up to the sound of air-raid sirens and explosions.

Fierce fighting in Ukraine has been going on for two weeks already, but the Russian invaders do not even think to stop continuing to kill innocent Ukrainian people. According to the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, more than 2,000 civilians have died over the past seven endless days of the war, 21 of them are children and teens. Unfortunately, the number of victims of Russian aggression is growing every minute.

Ukrainian children in the metro hiding from Russian bombings.
Ukrainian children in the metro hiding from Russian bombings.

The Ukrainian nation is forced to fight with one of the strongest and largest armies in the world. Today Ukraine is a shield for all European territories, their inhabitants and their children. It is important for us to understand that the Kremlin will not stop on Ukraine as he aims to expand his war further west. Now it is our direct duty to stop his atrocity. We encourage our readers to help in any way they can.

How can we do this?

At this very moment, the people of Ukraine need help of any kind, especially financial help. Please visit the site to see the list of official organizations involved in raising funds for Ukraine. Also, you can help financially for humanitarian aid for affected Ukrainians on the website WithUkraine.

Donations go directly to relief organizations that deliver medical care to the wounded and humanitarian support for people who have lost their homes and families. Also, money is needed to replenish the military reserves of the Ukrainian army and give it resources to protect the Ukrainian people from Russian invaders.

ukraine bombed building
Civilians are being killed by Russian bombs in Ukraine. We need to stop it.

Another way to help is joining the International Legion for the Territorial Defense of Ukraine for the period of martial law. On March 1, 2022, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky introduced a temporary visa-free regime for foreigners who would like to repel the attack of Russian invaders, take care of international security, and protect the values of civilization.

More than 16,000 people have already entered the International Legion. Among them are former soldiers, rescuers, military doctors and ordinary civilians from the Netherlands, the UK, Canada, the USA, Sweden, Japan, etc. Volunteers from all over the globe are coming to stand side by side with Ukrainian soldiers against the war criminals of the 21st century.

Ukrainian children sleep in the metro, to be safe from the Russian bombs and missiles.
Ukrainian children sleep in the metro, to be safe from the Russian bombs and missiles.

Below are the steps you can take to get enrolled in the International Legion for the Territorial Defense of Ukraine on a volunteer basis:

  1. Contact the Embassy of Ukraine in your country via phone, email, or come in person.
  2. Specify what documents and equipment you need to have with you.
  3. Arrive at the Embassy with documents for an interview.
  4. Write an application for entry to the Territorial Defense of the Armed Forces of Ukraine for military service under a contract.
  5. Get instructions on how to safely arrive in Ukraine.
  6. Upon arrival, sign a contract or enlistment in the Ukrainian International Legion.
  7. Go to fight the Russian invaders along with the Ukrainian militaries and soldiers from other countries.

Click here for more information on how to join the fight for Ukrainian freedom.

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