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UAV Responds to Invasion of Ukraine

Слава Українi! Героям Слава! (Glory to Ukraine, Glory to its Heroes)

The UAV National Executive Board met on Monday night, 1 March 2022, to discuss the Russian invasion of Ukraine and draft our response.  National Commander Ihor Rudko sent a letter to all UAV members the following day. You can find the full text of the letter in the News section of the UAV website. An excerpt follows.

It is completely overwhelming to watch this level of unprovoked and unjustified aggression in the 21st century against Ukraine. The most brutal warfare in seventy years has been unleashed on a peaceful country by Vladimir Putin, a thug of the highest order. The world is witnessing another attempt at genocide on the Ukrainian people.

Know this, my fellow Ukrainians, the level of support coming into Ukraine from across the world and from the diaspora is incredible. Munitions and supplies are en route. With international help and the grace of God, this conflict will pass, leaving the Ukrainian people stronger and more unified than ever.

Donations of medical equipment and communication gear may be made to the UAV Post 32 Veterans Humanitarian Fund here in the United States. They will work out the logistics of getting funds and materials to Ukraine. 

Ihor Rudko, National Commander, Ukrainian American Veterans

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