The collection “Donbas Battalion needs support”, co-created by Karolina Baca-Pogorzelska, a journalist of “Wprost”, has exceeded the amount of PLN 60,000. The initial goal was to collect PLN 50,000, but the whip-round hasn’t finished yet. “We’re not done yet, because the needs are great,” Baca-Pogorzelska tells Press.pl.
The “Wprost” journalist set up the collection with Lena Ushanova, her colleague from Ukraine. “We are Lena and Karolina, because, as we all know, ‘Kyiv – Warsaw, is our common cause'” – is written on the whip-round’s website.
A decisive battle not only for Ukraine
“As some of you know, thanks to this, a large shipment was delivered to the Donbas Battalion, which included, among others: medicines, tactical belts, gloves, knee pads, caps, overcoats, goggles, binoculars. The snag is that some of the stuff went there on credit, and the needs are even greater – we got a whole list from the guys. We decided to set up this collection also because not all PL-UA payments at banks go through. If you would like to support the Donbas Battalion in this decisive battle, not only for the sake of Ukraine but also for Europe, we would appreciate your support,” reads the description.
“Lena is a stylist by profession,” Karolina Baca-Pogorzelska tells us. “Today she is a Kyiv volunteer. We met on TT and when I came to Kyiv in April, we got to know each other personally. And now we are working together”.
“There are people very close to me, my friends, fighting in the Donbas battalion and that’s why the choice fell on them,” she adds.
“The needs are great”
There are still 27 days until the end of the whip-round, but the goal of PLN 50,000 has already been exceeded – at the time of writing this text, exactly PLN 61,419 has been collected.
“We’re not done yet, because the needs are great,” explains Baca-Pogorzelska. “The price of one drone they need is PLN 9,000, a good thermal imaging device costs PLN 10,000. And, it would be nice to feed them as well. Thanks to the Open Dialogue Foundation, they were equipped with bulletproof vests, shoes and tourniquets, but we have to buy the rest.
You can support the collection by clicking HERE.