Photo by Media Center Ukraine – Odesa: Oleksandr Yurko, Head of the volunteer construction battalion "Dobrobat"; Yuriy Osipov, Head of the Mykolaiv branch construction battalion "Dobrobat"; Andriy Razin, Head of Zaporizhzhia branch construction battalion "Dobrobat"; Larysa Bortovyk, Head of the Kherson branch construction battalion "Dobrobat"
January 25, 2023, 16:06

More than 40,000 people want to join the “Dobrobat” volunteer construction battalion

Volunteers started with 2-3 thousand activists. Most of them were people without experience in the construction field. Oleksandr Yurko, head of the volunteer construction battalion “Dobrobat”, told about this during a briefing at the Media Center Ukraine – Odesa.

“When we asked construction professionals whether it was possible to make such a battalion, they said no. But probably because we didn’t know it was impossible, that’s why we grew to such a scale. In the first few days, more than 2 thousand people joined us. And now the number of willing people is over 40,000,” the volunteer said.

“Dobrobat” got its first experience during the demolition of rubble in Borodyanka. As Oleksandr Yurko said, the State Emergency Service was asked to provide about 60 people for these works.

“And today we have made more than 800 visits to destroyed objects in almost all regions. In a day, we can work on 14-15 objects”, added Oleksandr Yurko.

Currently, “Dobrobat” plans to open its branches in Donetsk and Luhansk regions. 

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