Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky helped launch a global crowdfunding site to raise funds to help his country fend off an unprovoked attack by Russia and rebuild the country once the war is over.
Speaking in English in A video posted on Twitter today, Thursday 5 May, Zelensky said that all money raised on the site will be transferred to the Central Bank of Ukraine, where it will be directed to “relevant ministries”.
“With one click, you can donate money to protect our defenders, save civilians and rebuild Ukraine,” Zelensky said in the video, launching the United24 platform.
We have launched United24 @ U24_gov_ua global initiative.
Its first component is a online platform to raise funds in support of 🇮🇹 Other projects e programs Sara added soon.
You can make a donation in 1 click from any country.
– Володимир Зеленський (@ZelenskyyUa) May 5, 2022
Zelensky said the site will help ordinary people around the world help in the fight against Russian forces.
“Every donation is important to the victory,” he added.
Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine on February 24 and has been bombing the country on a daily basis ever since. Although Moscow claims it does not target civilians, prove growing shows that civilian infrastructure, including apartment buildings, hospitals and cultural centers, has been destroyed.
The crowdfunding site claims that the money raised will go to three sectors: defense and demining, medical assistance and reconstruction of the country.
“Only together can we stop the war and rebuild what Russia has destroyed,” Zelensky said.
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