Donetsk: Polish benefactors provide Avdiivka residents with fire extinguishers

Donetsk: Polish benefactors provide Avdiivka residents with fire extinguishers

04.05.2023

Volunteers from the Polish charity Open Dialogue Foundation in Warsaw have donated 200 fire extinguishers to the Avdiivka front-line community. As a result of continuous enemy strikes, Avdiivka is gradually turning into ashes. The Russian occupants are bombarding residential areas and civilian infrastructure with “Grad” missiles, heavy artillery and other missile attacks. As a consequence, […]

Artistic accomplishments of our charge from the Home for Independent Mums

Artistic accomplishments of our charge from the Home for Independent Mums

24.04.2023

It is time to mention the artistic accomplishments of a resident of one of our Homes for Independent Mums. The daughter of our residents, named Antonina, is making her dreams come true during her time in Poland: she wants to continue her education in an art school, and in the future, she plans to go […]

Preparations for Easter at the Homes for Independent Mums

Preparations for Easter at the Homes for Independent Mums

21.04.2023

We have received photos of the preparations for Easter from one of the Homes for Independent Mums from Ukraine that we run. The children and their mothers spent this time in a great atmosphere of creativity, illustrated by their smiling faces. Decorating Easter eggs and baking muffins with colourful sprinkles is undoubtedly fun, and not […]

Let’s make Ukrainians at the front line happier this holiday!

Let’s make Ukrainians at the front line happier this holiday!

24.03.2023

In just three weeks, Ukraine will be celebrating its Easter. For Ukrainians, this is a special holiday – not only the most important one of the year, but also related to honouring the dead. According to the tradition, Ukrainians visit the graves of their loved ones a week after Easter and symbolically share a meal […]

They deliver aid to the East, for civilians and the army: “Before each departure, I’m so nervous I throw up”

They deliver aid to the East, for civilians and the army: “Before each departure, I’m so nervous I throw up”

15.02.2023

Many times I had to wait for them to clear the road of mines. The boys carried the mines and put them to the side of the road. I was scared to death. “Don’t worry. It takes 250 kg for them to explode,” they reassured me.  No one close to me has had an accident […]

Our help for Ukraine: summary in numbers

Our help for Ukraine: summary in numbers

09.02.2023

Since 24 February 2022, when Russia invaded Ukraine, we have been doing everything to support our friends and neighbours. Thanks to your support our aid has included, among others, 75 transports with which we have delivered 71,764 pieces of protective and life- saving equipment! The aid mentioned above included:– 1 117 helmets;– 4 ventilators;– 5 […]

Summary of #OppositionForUkraine humanitarian aid mission to Bakhmut

Summary of #OppositionForUkraine humanitarian aid mission to Bakhmut

31.01.2023

On 17 January 2023, upon the initiative of the Open Dialogue Foundation (ODF), Members of the Polish Parliament representing various opposition parties i.e. Piotr Borys (PO), Paweł Krutul (Lewica), Hanna Gill-Piątek (Polska 2050) and Witold Zembaczyński and Adam Szłapka (Nowoczesna) personally donated the most needed equipment and assistance to one of the AFU’s strategic units […]

“You can’t hear the bullet that’s coming for you” – with this saying, the Ukrainian soldiers console themselves that death is instantaneous. Meanwhile, the truth is completely different

“You can’t hear the bullet that’s coming for you” – with this saying, the Ukrainian soldiers console themselves that death is instantaneous. Meanwhile, the truth is completely different

29.01.2023

“My first thought is this: there is no room for conversation in this war. The Russians can only be stopped by force,” said MP Witold Zembaczyński, a participant in the humanitarian expedition to Bakhmut, the front line of the war in Ukraine, in an interview with Ryszard Rudnik. You came back safe and sound, I […]

MPs together with ODF members went to Bakhmut

MPs together with ODF members went to Bakhmut

24.01.2023

MPs from the Left, Civic Platform and Poland 2050 together with members of the Open Dialogue Foundation delivered reconnaissance drones, power generators, powerbanks, batteries, rechargeable batteries, candles, clothes, food and cleaning products to Kharkiv and Bakhmut. They were close to the front line. One of the missiles was about to strike within 100 m from the […]

Szłapka about the visit to Bakhmut: it really is hell out there

Szłapka about the visit to Bakhmut: it really is hell out there

23.01.2023

Szłapka on Sikorski’s comments: they are completely unnecessary You have to be careful with words like these, because they can be harmful. First of all, they provide a breeding ground for Russian trolls to show that there is a lack of unity on the matter of Ukraine in Poland – said Adam Szłapka, chairman of […]

MP of the New Left from Podlasie helped in Bakhmut

MP of the New Left from Podlasie helped in Bakhmut

22.01.2023

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), […]

MP from Podlasie delivered equipment to Ukraine as part of aid mission

MP from Podlasie delivered equipment to Ukraine as part of aid mission

22.01.2023

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 […]

MP after a visit to Bakhmut: Less talk, more military aid

MP after a visit to Bakhmut: Less talk, more military aid

21.01.2023

“When we entered Kharkiv after 1 o’clock at night, all we saw was darkness. It looked like a zombie town,” recalls Paweł Krutul (New Left), vice-chairman of the National Defence Committee. Together with opposition deputies, he visited the Ukrainian city of Bakhmut. “People are dying here and at the same time others debate whether to […]

A humanitarian mission to Bakhmut

A humanitarian mission to Bakhmut

20.01.2023

Power generators are needed for war-torn Ukraine The primary purpose of this mission was to deliver drones, food and aid to those in need. Power generators were also delivered to the frontline in Bakhmut. Additionally, one of these generators – funded by the municipality of Polkowice –  was sent to Kharkiv. Piotr Borys MP, who […]

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