Paweł Krutul delivered equipment to soldiers fighting in Bakhmut as part of the Open Dialogue Foundation’s aid mission. The city is in a dramatic situation after shelling by the Russian aggressor.
Five opposition MPs, including Paweł Krutul, a Left MP from Podlasie and vice-chairman of the National Defence Committee, took part in an aid mission organised by the Open Dialogue Foundation.
Members and coordinators of the Foundation delivered 15 tonnes of equipment to Ukrainian soldiers, which will go to the army. The shipment included 13 reconnaissance drones, power generators, food, medicine and hemostatic dressings.
“There’s hell in Bakhmut. The Ukrainian military needs artillery, fighter jets, tanks and ammunition to prevail over the Russian aggression. The Ukrainians have unimaginable fighting strength within them. All they need is weapons”, says Paweł Krutul.
Generators have gone to hospitals in Kramatorsk, Kharkiv City Council and to those fighting in Bakhmut. In Bakhmut, the situation is dramatic. The city is being shelled by the Russians. About 10,000 people have been left behind – they are mainly elderly people with no prospects and no money to leave.
“They helped us unload humanitarian transport. They are burning fires in their homes to survive the winter. There is a shortage of food, electricity, and gas. This is a terrible tragedy”, emphasises the MP from Podlasie.
They lost everything in the fire. “I carried my daughter in my arms to my wife on the balcony, I jumped out of the window myself” one man recounted.