Ambulance for Ukraine II

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Mapping the Russian aggression against Ukraine: Damage to cultural heritage and environment

In partnerships with:

Maidan Monitoring Information Center

Adapt Institute

Smolna Association 

Russia’s aggression against Ukraine has resulted in a multitude of war crimes, including the deliberate destruction of Ukrainian identity through sites of Ukrainian culture, history and memory, and the destruction of the environment, with disastrous consequences for the livelihood-environment nexus. As of 23 January 2023, UNESCO has verified damage to 236 cultural sites in Ukraine since 24 February 2022– 105 religious sites, 18 museums, 83 buildings of historical and/or artistic interest, 19 monuments, 11 libraries. About 200,000 square kilometres in Ukraine are left contaminated with UXOs and mines which prevents local farmers to access their lands and restore the agriculture cyrcle. This has devastating consequences for a country whose main export is agricultural products. The monitoring will be a case study geographically defined by the boundaries of the Kharkiv region, where Team4Ukraine has been operating since 2014 in cooperation with its long-term partner organization: the Maidan Monitoring Information Center. The results of the detailed mapping will help in the process of preparing for Ukraine’s post-war recovery and reconstruction and will fill the lack of coverage of these two important topics in war crimes research in Ukraine.

 Why is our help needed?

As with the first “Operation Ambulances”, our plan is to raise funds for 3-4 field ambulances and supplies of medical equipment. Subsequently, we will bring them from the Czech Republic directly to the front line field hospitals and defenders’ units, where they are desperately needed for everyday help and to save the lives of soldiers and civilians in the combat zone. Since the beginning of the war, we have always transported all aid directly to the final destination ourselves to ensure that everything arrives where it is supposed to and in the shortest possible time.

According to our survey of vehicle currently available in Europe, our collection will be focused on 3-4 Hummer H1 ambulances (HMMWV) or their regular versions with subsequent modification for transporting the wounded, or similar off-road vehicles. Estimated cost of purchase vehicles, their preparation, purchase of medical equipment and transport of all this to the front line amounts to 4,000,000 CZK. Time is critical and ambulances need to be procured and transported to their destination as soon as possible. Ordinary ambulances we have provided thanks to our last collection of funds are already saving lives every day.