Sappers receive help from JYSK and "Come Back Alive"
The “Come Back Alive” Foundation for Competent Assistance to the Army, together with JYSK, donated engineering equipment worth UAH 7.5 million to the humanitarian demining battalion of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
JYSK accumulated this amount during the New Year holidays. The company donated 10 UAH from the sale of each Christmas gnome to equip the sappers. The charity event was held in the chain’s stores in November-December 2023.
The following items will help the newly created engineering unit clear our land of russian mines and ammunition:
- deminer kits
- sapper bags
- demining machines;
- tablets with special software;
- copters (to assess the situation from the air).
“Currently, about 30% of Ukraine’s territory, including the seas, remain mined. Our country is the first and only one in the world to launch the process of humanitarian demining during active combat actions on its own,” the Come Back Alive Foundation said in a Facebook post.
As a reminder, as part of the “We Live Here” project, the Foundation and Kyivstar are raising UAH 175 million to provide transport and necessary equipment for 146 engineering and demining groups of the Armed Forces Support Forces to speed up demining in the country and protect the defenders who are engaged in it.
In total, 106 engineer groups have already received assistance under the initiative.
So far, almost UAH 172 million has been raised for the project.