Humanitarian convoy from Poland arrives in Kherson

Humanitarian convoy from Poland arrives in Kherson

19.06.2023

Representatives of the Polish international organisation, the Open Dialogue Foundation, have arrived in Kherson with a humanitarian convoy. According to Ukrinform, this was reported by the Kherson Regional State Administration. “Representatives of the Polish international organisation the Open Dialogue Foundation arrived in Kherson with a humanitarian convoy. They delivered motor pumps, life jackets, power generators, […]

Showing Humanitarian Face of Bitcoin at Central Bankers’ Forum

Showing Humanitarian Face of Bitcoin at Central Bankers’ Forum

13.06.2023

The Open Dialogue Foundation (ODF) was invited to the May 2023 Digital Currency Conference (DCC) in Mexico City, a high-profile gathering for central bankers, bankers, and the financial services industry, to discuss the role of digital currency in times of crisis and humanitarian aid. ODF’s Chief Advocacy Officer, Katarzyna Szczypska, argued in her closing keynote […]

Bitcoin the basis for freedom: panel discussion at BTC Prague conference

Bitcoin the basis for freedom: panel discussion at BTC Prague conference

08.06.2023

At the beginning of June 2023, the President of the Open Dialogue Foundation Lyudmyla Kozlovska moderated the panel discussion Bitcoin Is Justice at the annual conference BTC Prague — Europe’s most important event dedicated to Bitcoin. The panellists shared their experiences of financial exclusion and gave examples of how Bitcoin helps to fight oppressive regimes […]

Summary of the humanitarian mission to the Avdiivka region, 27 April-3 May 2023

Summary of the humanitarian mission to the Avdiivka region, 27 April-3 May 2023

24.05.2023

At the turn of April and May 2023 we set off on our third humanitarian mission to the very frontline of the Russian-Ukrainian war. Having first been to Kupiansk/Kherson and Bakhmut, this time we brought aid as far as to the vicinity of Avdiivka where Ukrainians now fight the heaviest battles against the Russian aggressor.  Our […]

Our humanitarian aid for 14 months of war in Ukraine. Summary for the period 24.02.2022-30.04.2023

Our humanitarian aid for 14 months of war in Ukraine. Summary for the period 24.02.2022-30.04.2023

19.05.2023

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, 83 transports with which we have delivered 74,253 pieces of protective and life-saving equipment! The aid mentioned above included:– 1 118 helmets;– 4 ventilators;– 8 active […]

Russia’s Accomplices in the War Against Ukraine: Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, the Russian Army’s Reliable Rear

Russia’s Accomplices in the War Against Ukraine: Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, the Russian Army’s Reliable Rear

09.05.2023

Executive summary To analyse Kyrgyzstan’s capacity to help Russia circumvent sanctions, it is important to consider the internal political situation in Kyrgyzstan under President Sadyr Japarov. Kyrgyzstan has long been considered an “island of freedom” in Central Asia, with a number of independent media outlets, independent MPs and an active civil society. However, the authoritarian […]

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, […]

How does Bitcoin support Ukraine? Lyudmyla Kozlovska explains at CoinDesk Consensus 2023 conference

How does Bitcoin support Ukraine? Lyudmyla Kozlovska explains at CoinDesk Consensus 2023 conference

29.04.2023

From political dissidents to conflict refugees to people without formal identification, centralised financial platforms have excluded a swath of disfavoured, but not necessarily criminal, user categories. To what degree is crypto a viable alternative for financially excluded individuals and organisations? Lyudmyla Kozlovska, President of the Open Dialogue Foundation, answered this question at the CoinDesk Consensus […]

The Beneficiaries of Russia’s War Against Ukraine. How the Nazarbayev-Tokayev Regime is Helping Putin

The Beneficiaries of Russia’s War Against Ukraine. How the Nazarbayev-Tokayev Regime is Helping Putin

25.04.2023

Executive summary In 2022 and 2023, the Kazakhstani authorities have repeatedly convinced the international community of their alleged commitment to “preventing the use of the Kazakhstani territory to bypass sanctions”. “Appropriate measures” have been adopted (such as the creation of a “list of sanctioned goods”, the signing of a law “on the control of specific […]

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 […]

Everything for the Front. Everything for Victory. How Tokayev Helps Putin while Fooling Ukraine and the West

Everything for the Front. Everything for Victory. How Tokayev Helps Putin while Fooling Ukraine and the West

08.03.2023

Executive summary It has been a year since Russia began its large-scale invasion of Ukraine. All this time, Kazakhstan’s Nazarbayev-Tokayev regime has been assisting Russia with impunity in circumventing sanctions and financing the war against Ukraine. On 28 February 2023, on the day of the first official visit to Kazakhstan by the U.S. Secretary of […]

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 […]

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