Paweł Krutul from the New Left party and other opposition MPs took part in the aid mission organised by the Open Dialogue Foundation. They provided Ukrainian soldiers with 15 tons of equipment – reconnaissance drones, power generators, food, medicines and dressings.
Five opposition MPs have recently returned from the Ukrainian Bakhmut: Piotr Borys (Civic Platform), Paweł Krutul (New Left), Witold Zembaczyński (Modern), Adam Szłapka (Modern) and Hanna Gill-Piątek (Poland 2050). The MPs took part in an aid mission organised by the Open Dialogue Foundation.
“There is hell in Bakhmut. We talked to officers and lower rank soldiers. We need to support them even more, I see no other option. The Ukrainian military needs artillery, fighters, tanks, ammunition. Then it will be able to defeat the Russian aggression. Europe must not disappoint its neighbours who are fighting for both their freedom and ours. The Ukrainians have an unimaginable fighting force within them. “They don’t need more people, they need weapons,” said Paweł Krutul.
As part of the mission, MPs and coordinators of the foundation provided Ukrainian soldiers with 15 tons of equipment. It was a strong technical support for the military. The transport included 13 reconnaissance drones, power generators, food, medicines and dressings. The power generators were sent to hospitals in Kramatorsk, Kharkiv city council and to soldiers in Bakhmut. In this latter, the situation is dramatic.
“The city is being shelled by the Russians. Unfortunately, there are about 10,000 people left. These are mainly elderly people who have no prospects, no money to leave. They helped us unload humanitarian aid. In their homes, they burn fires from self-cut trees to survive the winter. There are shortages of food, electricity, gas. They are waiting for support and are afraid for the future. it is a great tragedy,” explains Paweł Krutul.