Information on the conflict
In the culmination of the ongoing 8-years-long war between Russia and Ukraine, Russia has declared that it recognizes the “people’s republics” in Donbas as “independent”. This move is meant as the setup to jeopardize years of diplomatic negotiations around the conflict and disrupt peace in the region.
Prior to the recognition, pro-Kremlin channels have spread false justifications for the ongoing war. In a speech announcing the recognition, Putin blamed Ukrainians themselves for the escalation, calling it “a colony with puppets at its helm.”
Russia has declared a full-scale invasion early in the morning of February 24th.
Can I help directly?
Yes. There are multiple ways to help, from asking your government to provide assistance for Ukraine to donating and even directly participating as a volunteer.
Read this article for more general information
Supplies for the military
Update: You can donate to the Armed Forces of Ukraine directly now. All the funds donated directly or to either of these orgs will be used for logistical and medical support.
Helping the volunteers
Helping the veterans
Helping children affected by war
Artists of Ukraine have made significant contributions to the global dance community throughout history. We are thinking of them and holding all Ukrainians in our hearts as we hope for a better world and an end to oppression for all people. FREEDOM – PEACE – LOVE
DONATE: For those looking to make a contribution, this list of places to donate was assembled by a group of Ukrainians and has been shared by journalists worldwide: https://ukrainewar.carrd.co/
LEARN: If you want to learn more about the background to the situation:- Read this Kyiv Post article, “10 popular misconceptions about Ukraine debunked”: https://www.kyivpost.com/…/10-popular-misconceptions…
Watch Netflix’s documentary Winter On Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RibAQHeDia8–
Listen to this podcast by Ukraine World on how Russia uses disinformation as an instrument of war: https://ukraineworld.org/podcasts/ep-65#SupportUkraine
God, Our hearts are with all the people of Ukraine,
Its president, Volodymyr Zelensky,
And with our Jewish brothers and sisters in Ukraine
Who crouch in fear
As the sound of sirens and bombs pierces the air.
Synagogues once filled with songs of celebration
Have become makeshift shelters.
Echos of the Holocaust reverberate,
The memory of the one-and-a-half million
Martyred Ukrainian Jews.
Please reach out with other resources and I will add them so that we can help the people of the Ukraine.