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Victory Drones, an ecosystem for training drone operators for Ukraine’s Armed Forces, State Emergency Services and healthcare services, invites you to see its training routine, which will take place on January 28 at a military training ground in the capital. (Exact coordinates will be provided on the day before the event. Journalists are required to register).
In particular, UAV operators will show the flight practice routine on the basis of the Territorial Defense Forces.
For reference: Victory Drones is an ecosystem for training drone operators for Ukraine’s Armed Forces, State Emergency Services and healthcare services. Training and exercises are conducted in cooperation with the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the General Staff at military training grounds. The system was created on the basis of the Air Intelligence Support Center with an expanded network of partner organizations.
A lion has recently been evacuated to the Wild Animal Rescue Center in the Kyiv region from the Sumy region — the animal was in territory shelled by russians. Also, a lemur from Kherson city lives in the Center. He survived the occupation and a russian missile hit on the petting zoo where he was cared for. Now they and many other wild animals are recovering, the Center takes care of and treats them.
In general, since the beginning of full-scale invasion of the russian federation in Ukraine, the Wild Animal Rescue Center has hosted more than 600 animals of various species (lions, bears, tigers, wolves, leopards, wild birds, raccoons, etc.). The volunteers evacuated animals, in particular, from front-line zones and other dangerous territories.
A lecture by Oleksandra Matviichuk, 2022 Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Head of Centre for Civil Liberties will be held in Kyiv on January 23. The event will also include a discussion entitled “A talk about the war, the victory and the future.” The participants will include: Yevgen Zakharov, Chairman of the Board of Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union; Volodymyr Yermolenko, President of PEN Ukraine, Editor-in-Chief at UkraineWorld; Valeriy Pekar, public activist; Vitaly Portnikov, journalist; Olena Styazhkina, writer.
The event will also be attended by: Bridget A. Brink, United States Ambassador to Ukraine; Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Head of Kyiv Security Forum, Prime Minister of Ukraine in 2014-2016
Accreditation of media representative: until 3:00 AM on January 22
On January 20, first aid training will take place at 12 stations of the capital’s metro. Experienced specialists and instructors of the Center for Emergency Medical Care and Disaster Medicine will teach the skills of first aid (initial assessment of the victim’s condition, assistance with massive bleeding, thermal burns). The training will last from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM, everyone is welcome to participate.
On January 28, BUR (Building Ukraine Together) volunteers will start working in Hostomel. Together with Gurtum charitable organization, they will restore the school where 55 children once studied. The school’s main entrance and roof were almost completely destroyed after russian shelling. The walls and ceiling are damaged by debris. Everyone is welcome to join the volunteers.
For reference: Building Ukraine Together is an NGO that creates opportunities for young people to create changes in the country through volunteering.
The mission of the Ucare.me project is to restore the mental health of Ukrainians. People can get free help from qualified specialists online via the project’s website. Since the project started working, its specialists have already helped about 1,000 Ukrainians. More than 80% of those who use services of Ucare.me are women, a quarter are internally displaced persons.
How much land is littered with remnants of destroyed ammunition, how many oil products were burned during the shelling, and even how many forests were burned by missiles and shells? The answers to these and other questions can be found in the latest report of the State Environmental Inspectorate of Ukraine. The specialists of this institution now continue to calculate environmental losses resulting from russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
Journalists can talk to representatives of the State Environmental Inspectorate of Ukraine and, among other things, find out what methods they use for calculations and the amount of damage. And see how the experts work, if applicable.
For reference: Previously, Ruslan Strilets, the Minister of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine, stated that the damage to the Ukrainian environment from russian federation’s armed aggression already amounts to more than USD 46 billion. Ukraine will demand compensation for these losses by russia.
The “Countrywomen” Non-Profit Organization launched the project entitled “Psychological Support for Women in War”, within the framework of which it brought together a team of qualified psychologists to provide defenders at the front line with individual consultations.
Consultations take place online from any trench or position. Each military who applies for help is given 8–10 sessions with a psychologist. In order to contact a specialist, the defender only needs to write a message in Telegram and be sure that her mental health is in safe hands.
For reference: Since March 2022, “Countrywomen” Non-Profit Organization has been supporting the female defenders at the front line with the necessary ammunition, uniforms, shoes and boxes with “women’s humanitarian aid”.
“Still Strong” is a charitable project that teams up the medical community to provide free assistance to Ukrainian defenders with head and neck injuries, as well as to civilians. The initiative brought together the specialists in various domains and clinics where the patients will be operated at no charge. (It refers to both public and private medical institutions). As for now, more than 50 people have applied for assistance to medics participating in the project.
The Regional Center for Human Rights is investigating illegal deportation of Ukrainian children to russia. According to their data, at least 260,000 Ukrainian children have already been deported to the russian federation, the real figure may reach 700,000. Most of the illegally displaced children have parents. According to Kateryna Rashevska, a lawyer at the Regional Center for Human Rights, at least 400 Ukrainian children have already ended up in russian families.