The Foundation Raises Over 8 Billion UAH to Support Ukrainian Military
Since February 24, 2022, Come Back Alive, the Foundation for Competent Assistance to the Ukrainian Army, has raised over 8 billion UAH to aid the Defense Forces of Ukraine. In total, the charity received 2,530,411 donations during this period, with the average donation amounting to 3,000 UAH.
These funds allowed, among other things, to make the following purchases for the Defense Forces of Ukraine:
- Bayraktar TB2 unmanned combat aerial system;
- 1,460 7.62-mm machine guns;
- 186 120-mm mortars;
- 1,000 ATGL-L3 anti-tank grenade launchers;
- 11 PD-2 reconnaissance systems;
- 25 Leleka-100 unmanned aerial systems (totaling 50 UAVs);
- 25 SHARK unmanned aerial systems (totaling 75 UAVs);
- Over 1,000 new cars;
- 11 armored vehicles;
- 10 mobile maintenance stations;
- Over 33,000 radio transmitters.
“We receive more than 300 million hryvnias in donations every month via our project fundraising campaigns and, what is especially important, via regular direct wires to our accounts,” says Oleg Karpenko, Deputy Director of Come Back Alive. “Between February and May 2023, we spent over 2 billion hryvnias from these regular donations on our Defense Forces’ summer offensive campaign preparation. Specifically, we purchased weapons, 93 pickup trucks, over 2,000 units of optics, nearly 12,000 radios, as well as drones, equipment for control points, and demining devices. All of these are essential for reclaiming our territories and ensuring the safety of our defenders. It was made possible by donations from hundreds of thousands of compassionate individuals and businesses.”
Come Back Alive was established at the onset of the Russian-Ukrainian war in 2014 and has consistently supported the Ukrainian army since. Before February 24, 2022, the Foundation’s supporters had contributed over 281.6 million hryvnias for the army’s needs. In May of this year, Come Back Alive reported that their military aid fundraising effort had surpassed 7 billion hryvnias.