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Serhiy Bas is the founder of Zubayster Mobile Dentistry. He came up with the idea to visit soldiers and treat their teeth right at the front in the summer of 2022. The volunteer dentist says that dental problems on the front line often get worse and can sometimes even threaten the lives of Ukrainian soldiers.
Thanks to his investments and donations from all those concerned, Serhiy managed to raise more than $15,000 and create a mobile dental office to travel to the front line. For almost a year of the Zubayster project’s work, volunteers have provided the necessary dental care to more than 1,500 soldiers and civilians living in the frontline area. In a day, doctors have 25 to 30 soldier’s appointments in one mobile office. Since August this year, the volunteers opened a second office.
For reference: Volunteer dentists are ready to take those accredited by the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine journalists to the point of deployment, provided they. In addition, the mobile office opened to the public in Odesa.
Odesa “Workshop of Invincibility” volunteers repaired an old minibus turning it into a mobile barbershop for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. It took the repair technicians a month to complete this “transformation.” Now the minibus is a real barbershop on wheels: equipped with necessary furniture and even heated water. Local barbers who had previously worked with the military joined the vehicle’s interior furnishing. Later, this mobile barbershop will be sent to the front.
Earlier, volunteers from Odesa made a buggy car and a mobile bathhouse for the defenders.
Various items continue to wash up on the beaches of Odesa Oblast, including building parts and pieces of furniture that washed up in Kherson Oblast due to Russia blowing up the Kakhovka dam. City services periodically clean the city’s beaches, but the sea keeps bringing more and more debris to the shore. Journalists will have the opportunity to talk to environmentalists and volunteers who will show the state of the beaches and tell them about the dangers of coastal littering.
Tuzly Lagoons National Nature Park together with Green Leaf NGO are holding an awareness raising event “Protect the dolphins — save the Black Sea.” The goal is to educate people about the impact of military operations on cetaceans in the Black Sea.
The park will present the results of its work in 2022. They monitored the death of dolphins caused by the war in the park. According to experts’ estimates, about 50,000 animals died. Hundreds of dolphins suffered concussions, which had never happened in the Black Sea before.
Book “War is the peak of the ecocide of Black Sea cetaceans” by Doctor of biological sciences Ivan Rusev, Head of the Research Department of Tuzly Lagoons National Nature Park, and “Black Sea Dolphins” poster will be presented at the event.
The event will take place in Odesa on April 21.
(April 22 is International Earth Day around the world)For reference: The Ministry of the Environment notes that, due to russia’s large-scale invasion of Ukraine, about 600 species of animals and 750 species of plants and mushrooms are currently under threat of extinction.
A presentation of UkRebuild: Future Cities, a project to rebuild Ukrainian cities, took place in Odesa. Its purpose is to bring together investors, experts from various fields and representatives of the authorities with the goal to restore Ukraine. The project will be implemented with the support of NGO SOS Ukraine and the Institute for the Development of Regional Communities of Lithuania. There are already preliminary agreements on cooperation with the authorities of Odesa, Cherkasy and Sumy regions.
Five volunteers from Odesa, including welders, mechanics and electricians, assembled a military buggy. They developed the vehicle themselves, and even took some spare parts from a soviet car. They managed to assemble the buggy by themselves within one month. In the near future, defenders who shoot down enemy drones will be able to use it. And very soon volunteers will make another vehicle.
In addition, volunteers are making portable bathing facilities for the military, which will be also equipped with washing machines. There will even be a place to set up a barbershop in these facilities so that the military can shave and get a haircut.
Also, Odesa volunteers began making a mobile Invincibility Center out of a large bus.
Two more mobile shelters will be installed in Kherson as part of the SafePlace4UA project in March. In six months, volunteers have already successfully installed six mobile shelters: 4 in Kherson and 2 in Mykolaiv. They are also looking for opportunities to install such mobile shelters in other cities that the occupiers constantly shell — these are Zaporizhia, Kryvyi Rih, and Nikopol.
For the second time, “volunteer paratroopers” are being trained in Odesa to go to Kherson. Those who volunteered will pack and unload the humanitarian aid, as well as deliver it to the addresses, explains the coordination headquarters for humanitarian aid in Odesa region. Some of the volunteers will work in villages near the city. One of the tasks they will face is clearing the rubble. Therefore, there is a need for drivers of special vehicles.Departure to Kherson is planned for the middle of February, and the volunteer work will last for at least two months.
For reference: 11 people from Kyiv, Odesa, the UK and the U.S. worked in Kherson as part of the first such mission, which lasted 10 days.
In Odesa, barbers give free haircuts to Ukrainian soldiers. Within almost a year, more than 200 defenders of the country visited the barbershop. Journalists can talk to the hairstylists and, if possible, film them work.
More than five hundred couples in love throughout Ukraine will create new families on Valentine’s Day. Currently, Civil Registry Offices continue to receive applications for registration of marriages. So far, the majority of applications to get married on this day have come from Dnipropetrovsk, Lviv, Volyn, Kyiv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Odesa regions and Kyiv.
In addition, Civil Registry Offices participating in “Love Will Win” event will work extra hours on Valentine’s Day.
Journalists are invited to talk to the employees of Civil Registry Offices and, if possible, film marriage registration.