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Marcin Święcicki: The reports on the ODF are false

Marcin Święcicki: The reports on the ODF are false

On 2 August, Marcin Święcicki, MP of the Civic Platform, was a guest on “24 Pytania – Rozmowa Poranka” broadcast on Polskie Radio 24. The main topic discussed by Katarzyna Adamiak-Sroczyńska included the latest right-wing media reports on the Open Dialog Foundation

A license for our Foundation

A license for our Foundation

On 15 December, 2014, the Minister of Internal Affairs granted to our Foundation, a license for trading in bulletproof vests and helmets. The granting of the license was preceded by the obtainment of a number of positive expert opinions issued, among others, by the Polish special services, which exp

Camouflage cloaks for Ukrainian conscripts

Camouflage cloaks for Ukrainian conscripts

Soldiers stationed on the front line received camouflage cloaks from the Open Dialog Foundation. Although a ceasefire has been effective in the ATO zone for a month now, it is not being respected: Ukrainian positions are under fire from guns and mortars.

A front line ‘must-have’ for Ukrainian soldiers

A front line ‘must-have’ for Ukrainian soldiers

As part of the ‘the bulletproof’ action, we sent two packages from Kiev for soldiers conscripted to military service. The packages contained helmets, bulletproof vests, tactical goggles and other items, necessary for the front line.

TVP Rzeszów TV: 42 bulletproof vests going to Ukraine

TVP Rzeszów TV: 42 bulletproof vests going to Ukraine

Regional TV channel, TVP Rzeszów, reported on the shipment of 42 bulletproof vests by the Open Dialog Foundation and how the goods had successfully crossed the border at the Medyka – Sheginy border crossing.

Tvp.pl: Another round of aid for Ukraine

Tvp.pl: Another round of aid for Ukraine

The tvp.pl website, along with the TVP Rzeszów public TV station, reported on the ODF’s volunteers crossing the border with aid for Ukraine. Late Tuesday evening, a group of over 20 volunteers carried 70 helmets across the Polish-Ukraine border.

70 helmets got into the hands of Donbas and Aidar battalions

70 helmets got into the hands of Donbas and Aidar battalions

On Tuesday, 16th September, at the border crossing in Medyka, the Open Dialog Foundation transferred protective helmets to Ukraine. Seventy PASGT helmets will reach the Donbas and Aidar battalions fighting in the east of Ukraine.

Bulletproof vests tested on firing range

Bulletproof vests tested on firing range

For several months now, we have been supporting Ukrainian soldiers fighting in the east of the country against pro-Russian terrorists and the regular Russian army: we have been raising funds and buying bullet-proof vests, helmets and other lifesaving and health-protecting equipment.

Dziennik Polski: Confiscated vests not to protect Ukrainians

Dziennik Polski: Confiscated vests not to protect Ukrainians

In their article of August 12th, Dziennik Polski informs of the confiscation of bulletproof vests purchased by the Open Dialog Foundation. As the author rightly notes, the vests are useless when lying idle in storage, whilst people are dying in Ukraine.

Polskieradio.pl: Polish helmets to go to Ukraine?

Polskieradio.pl: Polish helmets to go to Ukraine?

The Internet portal polskieradio.pl published an article on bulletproof vests and helmets sent to Ukraine in the context of Polish customs blocking the export of such life-saving equipment.

Help for Ukrainian Militaries and National Guards

Help for Ukrainian Militaries and National Guards

Through public collections, we help to equip Ukrainian militaries and the National Guards with basic life and health means – bullet-proof vests, helmets and Celox hemostatic dressings.

Polish media on closing the investigation against Oleg I.

Polish media on closing the investigation against Oleg I.

Citing a press release from the Polish Press Agency, the Polish information portals informed of the investigation into the case against Oleg I. having been closed; the Ukrainian citizen attempted to ship over 500 helmets from Poland into Ukraine without the respective permit.

Criminal charges for saving lives

Criminal charges for saving lives

The Regional Prosecutor’s Office in Zamość presented charges to a Ukrainian citizen who was carrying vests and helmets across the border in Zosin.

Onet.pl on the shipment of protective equipment to Ukraine

Onet.pl on the shipment of protective equipment to Ukraine

News portal Onet.pl reported a statement from the Ministry of Defence. Minister Siemoniak told TVN 24 that “there is no reason to stop bulletproof vests at the border.” The minister also admitted that these were non-lethal items, serving for protection and not for killing others.

Fakt.pl: Smugglers of bulletproof vests and helmets!

Fakt.pl: Smugglers of bulletproof vests and helmets!

As the website Fakt.pl informs – “The Ukrainians are on a massive armaments spree. The tense situation in the country and the lack of real protection against the separatist bandits led the nation to look for alternative ways of coping with the threat.”