My heart is breaking for Ukraine. For the country, for the people, for their leaders.
I am sure I am not the only one.
So I want to highlight some of the information about what we can do to help. All of this information is available at any time by clicking WAR IN UKRAINE in the blue category bar. (On mobile, it’s the first item in the mobile menu.)
If you’re doing any of these things, or anything else to help, please let us know in the comments. It won’t be bragging, it will be inspiring other people to take action, too.
Ukraine at War (link provide by Gin & Tonic)
One-pager with instructions on ways to help and support Ukraine through these tough times. Provide feedback here.
Share this page: bit.ly/ukraine-at-war
? Donate to Armed Forces
- National Bank of Ukraine (bank.gov.ua) – Swift (UAH/USD/GBP/EUR/+5 more), Card payments (UAH/USD/EUR)
- Monobank (uahelp.monobank.ua) – Card payments (UAH), SEPA (GBP/EUR)
- Come Back Alive / Повернись Живим (savelife.in.ua) – Swift (USD/EUR), Fondy (UAH), Bitcoin
- Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine (Twitter post) – BTC, ETH, USDT
? Donate to Verified Humanitarian Aid Organisations
- National Bank of Ukraine (bank.gov.ua) – Swift (UAH/EUR/USD/GBP/JPY), Card payments (UAH/USD/EUR)
- Nova Ukraine (novaukraine.org || Facebook) – Card, Crypto
- RazomForUkraine (razomforukraine.org) – Bank transfer, Card, Crypto
- Kyiv School of Economics (kse.ua) – Card (USD/UAH)
- Ukraine Charity (ukrainecharity.org) – Card (GBP/USD/EUR/CAD/AUD), Bank Transfer (GBP)
✍️ Sign Petitions
- ?? UK: Military support to defend Ukraine (petition.parliament.uk)
- ?? UK: Waive visa requirement for Ukrainian refugees (petition.parliament.uk)
- ?? UK: Offer fast track asylum to any Ukrainians displaced due to the invasion (change.org || petition.parliament.uk)
- ?? EU: NATO to close the airspace over Ukraine (openpetition.eu)
- ?? RU: Open letter from Russian IT industry to stop the war (GoogleForm)
- ?? RU: Stop the war in Ukraine (change.org)
- ?? UN: No-Fly Zone For Ukraine (change.org)
? Reach Out to Your Government
- ? Worldwide: StopPutin (stopputin.net) – contacts and sample letters for 30+ countries
⛑ Provide Humanitarian Assistance
- ?? helpukraine.center – warehouse in Poland accepting medicines and humanitarian aid to be delivered to Ukraine
- ?? shelter4ua.com – web hub accepting offers for housing, transportation, baby sitting, etc.
✊ Join Rallies And Protests
- ? Worldwide: StopPutin (stopputin.net) – hundreds of upcoming events around the globe
- ?? UK: London Euromaidan events (Facebook)
? Report Russian Propaganda
- ? Worldwide: YouTube, Twitter, Telegram bit.ly/report-propaganda
- ?? Ukraine: t.me/stoprussiachannel
⚡️ Raise Awareness
- ?? ENG: News (Twitter list || #UkraineUnderAttack)
- ?? ENG: Ukraïner Articles (Instagram)
- ?? UKR: Government Officials (Twitter list)
- ?? UKR: News Agencies (Twitter list)
? Spread The Word
Click, click-click, click, click. Done. Helping a nation has never been easier.
Sharing this page with people you know is help on its own! Use the short URL: bit.ly/ukraine-at-war
Posts, stories, comments, messages – anything goes for informing the people and fighting misinformation.
Ways to Help (list copied from WAR IN UKRAINE in blue the category bar)
List Recommended by Gin & Tonic
World Central Kitchen (on the Ukraine border with Poland)
Leleka Foundation (US group that partners with Ukraine)
National Bank of Ukraine Fund for Ukraine Armed Forces
Tim Snyder: Ways to Help Ukrainians
Kyiv Independent List of How Foreigners Can Help
Carole Cadwalladr: Ukraine Crisis Media Center
List of Other Ways to Help Ukraine
Someone suggested stickers. If you want one, you have a choice of three:
Much respect to the people of Ukraine. And their leaders.
In the last thread, I posted a link from the Duolingo blog about the Ukrainian language. The blog post there ended with this statement.
@Origuy: Did you look into that at all? Do people need to be in Ukraine in order to help with translation?
What about animal welfare? We’re thinking there are a lot of abandoned pets, too.
@Butch: Maybe do some research, and if you find something, tell me/us about it in the comments and I can add it to the list.
@WaterGirl: I tried some on-line research and was suspicious of the results that turned up – so I was hoping someone had more luck. I’ll try again.
Just wanted to say thank you, WaterGirl, for pulling all this information together.
@WaterGirl: @Butch: I think animal welfare would be a uniquely BJ project. If Butch can do the research and come up with an appropriately-vetted animal welfare charity, maybe you could put up a special bleg for that?
Meantime, I’m thinking World Central Kitchen for me, for starters.
Great post. We donated to World Central Kitchen. I also want to find animal groups.
@Miss Bianca: I found this link; it seems pretty good and lists a variety of animal welfare organizations.
If you’re making donations, maybe see if your employer will match. Ours put out a notice today that they intend to match up to 2M euros to the German Red Cross (German company, so makes sense), so maybe others will act similarly.
@WaterGirl: I didn’t dig in to it because my knowledge of Russian is weak and of Ukrainian is non-existent. It looks like some of it could be done remotely; they also need web designers to produce resources that provide information to refugees.
World kitchen for me…
I sent a donation to World Central Kitchen.
Gin & Tonic
@Origuy: That blog post is quite good, if people are interested in knowing the linguistic differences.
And profound thanks to WaterGirl for putting up this post, and to all in this community who help, in whatever way they can. As someone I follow said on Twitter: this is a test for the free world. If it fails, the world will never be the same, and you won’t like the result.
Another great post, WaterGirl! I’ve given some money previously, but it’s always good to have more choices.
@Butch: No money to PETA! Their official stance seems to be that keeping animals as pets is slavery; they’ve been known to “rescue” abandoned pets only to have them euthanized.
I kicked in a little to WCK, it’s an amazing organization. I hope they can set up in Moldova; I heard a report on the BBC about the people going there. It’s a very poor country, but they have a labor shortage and Ukrainian refugees are finding work there.
Thank you for coordinating and posting all this information!
I sent some money to World Central Kitchen, and will probably send more.
Mike in NC
WCK for me as well. How Chef Andre has yet to be awarded a Nobel Prize is completely beyond me. He does such good work with such compassion!
This. PETA are a dangerous cult. Find someone else if you actually want to help animals, and that applies in any situation where PETA is listed as a potential recipient.
Yes, WCK is where I started. Tossed Chef José 50 bucks yesterday; expect I’ll donate a good bit more before this is over. Would love it if there were a dedicated BJ “cause,” with thermometer (and if we’re lucky, some well-heeled donor who can put up matching money).
He generally posts later in the evening (Eastern time). I’m sure he’ll show up in a few hours
Mike in DC
Santeri Eskola | ?? Slava Ukraini! on Twitter: “Update on the situation of #Kyiv It appears that the Ukrainian forces have cut off the Russian column also from west side and created a strong foothold in the area. Encirclement is inevitable. Also they have recaptured #Gostomel airport. https://t.co/lohm174ArV @pmakela1 https://t.co/Mo3iO68Tu1” / Twitter
This is what happens when you get overextended and stuck inside enemy territory. You get encircled and cut off from resupply. If Ukraine actually pulls this off, it’s a strategic victory for them, because it shifts the situation on the ground more in their favor.
I just wanted to mention, this is the sort of thing that’s kept a tendril of my attention (even that is too much some days!) linked to Juicers for too-damn many years.
I had a weird bit during the Iraq invasion, where I heard that W was given the sidearm Saddam Hussein was carrying when he was captured. I honestly didn’t think he deserved that – at least SH was caught *IN IRAQ*, and with a sidearm. He didn’t just get to try to cover his smirk while thinking it’s cool how lickspittles would describe him as looking *very* Presidential, and behind a desk made from a ship that had a WAY cool name. (i.e., “The Resolute desk”)
Maybe if the firing pin was removed, so it wasn’t a working gun any more – then it’s just a souvenir – and it would be okay to hand it to him. But he couldn’t even take his physical to finish out his carved-out position for his “Get out of Vietnam, Free!” card.
It’s like, whatever else, SH was carrying a sidearm, that he might have used against an attacker; and he hadn’t fled to some nation that would let him Trumpet to his heart’s content. His situation merited a weapon. W’s entire career hadn’t.
@Mike in DC: That’s my best, biggest hope at the moment. They’re going to lose war machinery, and if sanctions are harsh enough, things are going to get *very* expensive, quickly.
Low morale among tank crews, artillery crews, and, hell, *pilots*, and friendly people to whom one can peacefully surrender can make for a very expensive attack to flounder around with. It would be a grim, ironic bit of justice if Ukraine had to raid a Russian armory to get parts and ammo, and yell the Russian equivalent of “Hey, guys, uh, ‘tanks’ for the machinery!”
Hey, *you* spend 50 years trying to entertain this brain! You’d come up with funny, impossible scenarios too. Just remember: I predicted the lifting of the curse of the bambino – when the Sox were down 0-3. Because of a lovely wedding occurring within the crucial time frame. Sometimes, well, sometimes the magic works perfectly.
Top photo, is that a nail through a schlong? Um, ouch.
I’m down for sunflowers, however. She is this war’s Tank Man (I’m old enough to remember seeing Tank Man live and damn near soiling myself). Tianenman (sp?) made me heartsick.
Uh, Kentucky, haven’t you done enough already without electing this guy? (Maybe I should type “this goy”)
He seems nice.
Welp, Vlad’s really done it now.
@Mike in NC: Jesus, does that mean mean Gun Bunny Boebert voted in favor? I’m not going to look, mind…
@SiubhanDuinne: WCK seems to be the far and away favorite with the jackaltariat, so far, which makes sense, considering what foodies we all seem to be. Maybe that one could be the thermometer bleg! Or we could do more than one!
Gin & Tonic
An old friend composed and performed this prayer for peace in Ukraine.
Is this real or a stunt?
@Scout211: If it’s only $1 million, probably a stunt. Still…I appreciate the sentiment. (Sunflower) Seed has been planted…
I am back and catching up. I was cooking and following the post, forgot about a scheduled meeting at 3pm and then got a call from a client in the middle of all that.
But i’m back now and I’ll catch up on anything anyone needed from me.
Thanks for this post
@Miss Bianca: I think maybe 2 or 3 different people all trying to find out if there is anything organized to help with pets might be a good idea, so if a couple more people want to volunteer, that would be great.
If we (collectively) identify an option or multiple options I will certainly put up a post, as well as adding them to the lists at WAR IN UKRAINE. (in the category bar)
@Bort: Thank you. Would you also be willing to look for animal groups for Ukraine?
@Mike in DC:
So that was the plan. Have DoorDash.ru deliver all that military hardware, then cut them off, take a shitload of POWs, an even bigger shitton of hardware, and give hardware to the 80-100k folks that just returned from abroad?
Instant Army! Holy shit lol
If this is the plan and if this plan works, we are looking at the most badass strategic move in the history of warfare.
@Butch: Oh, wow, great!
OT About another set of monsters. Thousands of schoolchildren in Florida staged a walkout to oppose the “Don’t Say Gay” bill and were loud enough to be heard in the chamber (Senate?) where it was being debated.
Russia’s last independent TV station “Rain” just had their entire staff resign live on air
@Gin & Tonic: That’s so lovely. I will feature that and embed the video in a post.
Cowgirl in the Sandi
I donated to WCK several days ago and have been donating to them often in the past. Chef Jose is amazing. A thermometer dedicated to WCK would be cool!!
@Ksmiami: He usually posts after dawn has reached Kyiv so we know if they made it through the night and how.
Gin & Tonic
@WaterGirl: Please don’t. I don’t want to call too much attention to it at this time.
I will see what I can do about a thermometer. It’s not like Act Blue that does it for you, but I can see if I can rig something up.
If anyone has experience with doing that, send me an email message? thanks.
@WaterGirl: I saw one on DKos I think, they have an ActBlue with a couple options, one was for an animal welfare group helping there… Will look this evening.
Thank you, WaterGirl. Like many above, we have also donated to World Central Kitchen, and will support some of the other groups you’ve listed above.
One question I have: some folks have suggested leaving “restaurant reviews” for Moscow restaurants that consist of pleas from Ukrainians and/or captured Russian soldiers. Does anyone know if that really works?
@Lyrebird: Okay, thanks. Can you get back to me on that, one way or another?
@Sandia Blanca: I do not know, but hopefully someone who does will chime in with a reply.
Has SaintJavelin.com been mentioned?
@Gin & Tonic: It is lovely. But understand.
@Gin & Tonic: Of course.
Thanks for sharing it with us.
I saw a post on my FB page for a rescue group, so I’m sure you could Google. Sorry I don’t remember the name of the organization.
Of course he is.
My work had a matching donation day for Ukraine yesterday. For me, it was a toss up between World Kitchen and UNICEF, and because the night before I’d seen a photo on Twitter of a room filled with little kids sitting on benches (and an oversized crib with seven babies), I went with UNICEF.
The Ukrainian American I know best is a Jewish woman (and her husband) who both emigrated from Kyiv to Los Angeles late in the Soviet era. She will cut you if you say “the Ukraine.”
Therefore, one of my donations was to Project Kesher. Project Kesher’s primary mission focuses on empowering Jewish women and girls in Eastern Europe, but they set up a separate relief fund for women and girls:
I just heard a report on NPR. Apparently, Putin thought he’d insulated Russia from sanctions beforehand. Ha! If nothing else, the damage done by sanctions proves Vova’s not the brightest bulb in the package.
These are the criminals detained during a demonstration:
I’ve just donated to three organizations to provide support to medical, military, and civilian needs: Sunflowers for Peace, Revive Soldiers for Ukraine, and Razom. I tried to send a donation to the National Bank of Ukraine’s military support fund but ran into a problem with confirmation, probably from my credit union.
So, uh, anyone seen a commenter rhyming with “hermit” lately?
So, I’d been focused on the EU and NATO as the main coalitions here, but apparently the G7 is as well. (This is Biden consensus building, restoring US reputation, and doing it in a VERY low-key manner).
Apparently the G7 have a direct goal of toppling Russias economy. More than a ‘create pain for Putin’ plan, a straight up economic collapse. This seems like a good strategy for me. It creates a 2nd front for Putin to have to fight – his own people. It makes it almost impossible to fund the war as the currency he needs to pay troops and whatnot is also needed to import literally anything in the country now that all of their foreign reserves have been frozen. And the cost of importing anything has gone through the roof with the collapse of the ruble.
I’m guessing the Russian troops aren’t going to get paid starting soon. So the Ukrainian offer of 40K Euro (5 million ruble) and asylum if they surrender is going to get really attractive, really soon. Willing to bet every western country is happy to pay for that program. That’s cheap as shit. Russia is probably going to need to start tasking the military with domestic control due to the economic problems. If nothing else this limits his ability to reinforce the Ukraine operation. If things get bad enough, he might need to pull those forces back to quell uprising at home.
Right now I think the only major shipping company still serving Russia is China’s COSCO, and Russia will have trouble paying them. None of the air freight can operate due to the varying airspace restrictions. Russias domestic airlines are almost certain to go under in about a month. All of the finance companies are out because they can’t process transactions. Russian banks need cash to keep from going under stretching that currency even further.
@Mike in DC: The Guardian reported earlier today that EU officials thought the Ukrainian number for Russian casualties (9,000 killed at that time) was accurate. If it is (and it is probably more accurate than the Russian number of 500), and it keeps going like this, it’s looking pretty dire for Russia. It means they’ve probably lost 15-20% of their force (killed, wounded, deserted) in a week.
@Almost Retired: I will add that to the list that’s on WAR IN UKRAINE in the category bar.
For folks who haven’t clicked yet… after the list of good newspapers, good twitter peeps to follow for Ukraine and the lists of how you can help, all the Ukraine posts show up on that page, from most recent to oldest.
@debbie: Does anyone know what all the symbols mean on this image?
@Mike in DC: I think this might answer my question for Adam last night when he mentioned Ukrainian troops had passed Luhansk and reached the Russian border. Part of the strategy, just as Russian forces are largely bypassing cities in order to control more territory, at least some Ukrainian forces are bypassing the front troops and focusing on attacking supply lines instead.
Best as I can tell, Ukraine has taken more tanks off the board by them running out of gas or getting stuck in the mud than by anti-tank weapons. And that’s great – free tank. Save the anti-tank weapons for when you really need them.
@debbie: Arresting little kids. Putin needs to be gone. Now.
Alison Rose ???
Donated to WKC in memory of my Ukrainian Great-Grandpa Nathan, who I never knew but who I am sure would be endlessly proud of his country today.
@WaterGirl: It’s Thai according to Google Translate.
This is a deliberate tactic used against oppressive regimes.
You send a grandma or children first, the regime reacts the way it reacts, and people see the absurd and it punches through the veil of bullshit.
You noticed. So did Russians.
@WaterGirl: Also Tennessee.
For the little that it’s worth, CNN is reporting that “RT America ceases productions and lays off most of its staff”.
@Martin: 40K Euro times 200,000 soldiers is 8 billion. Which is as good as free in the grand scheme of things. You could even toss in a million for every Russian military pilot who deserts with their plane or just ditches it in the Black Sea.
Thank you for writing it up so eloquently. Joe really fucked Putin with a rusty pitchfork here. Masterclass.
See, Vova? This is how it feels when America fucks YOU!
@WaterGirl: That’s Georgian.
Brilliant idea! Flood the frequencies:
$5m and Green Card :
Land in Turkey or any NATO country
Repaint, refuel, rearm, put Ukrainian pilot inside, bomb Russian artillery.
Any doubts that Vlad is ready to unleash Chechnya and Syria tactics are dissolving. Before and after picture gallery, largely of civilian targets.
@mrmoshpotato: Oh, sorry, I was unclear!
If you look at the bottom drawing in the tweet, I am wondering about the symbols that are on the clothing.
@Calouste: Oh, there are some Russian weapons I don’t think the US has had time to take apart. Pretty sure an Su-57 landed intact will get you a lifetime pension and a free house in the US state of your choice. Same might go for a T-14 tank.
Not sure Putin is willing to risk the shiny toys here. I’ve certainly not seen mention of either of these in photos, etc. There are some newer T-90s showing up though. US will probably offer a free John Deere to whichever farmer tows one to the Polish border.
We claim to have fished the lost F-35 off the bottom of the South China Sea, before the Chinese did.
“Landing problem” is such a nice alternative to “crashed.” No word if any pilots named McCain were involved.
More detail on what the Kyiv School of Econmics is concentrating on is at PR Newswire:
@Martin: The Rs would have us go the way of Putin if it meant they could retain power and money and control everything.
Republicans have become monsters, and any Republican that doesn’t disavow authoritarianism needs to be voted out of office or arrested for their crimes.
@trollhattan: I still fail to understand how this was difficult for the US. Just park an attack sub on it until you can get the salvage crew out there. The attack sub can sit there for months.
@zhena gogolia: I was unclear. I am wondering what the symbols in this photo represent.
I contacted all of my reps from House to White House and donated to the Kitchen. Can I haz sunflower sticker?
@trollhattan: “Yeah, I really showed those kids who’s boss!”
You would think that even Republicans would draw the line at bullying kids, but oh, who am I kidding. They think bullying builds character or some such shit.
Le Comte de Monte Cristo, fka Edmund Dantes
A lot of pharmacists are abject morons, and he’s from a particularly dumbassed corner of this benighted state.
@VeniceRiley: Something a little weird with their donation page – or maybe it’s my computer? I want to make a single donation, not monthly, but when I filled out the form and clicked on the [Submit] button, the monthly donation option checked itself off (i.e., indicated that I would be making a monthly contribution). Did it twice, so I sadly didn’t complete the transaction.
Here’s the audio of the report about sanctions’ impact on Russia.
Thanks very much for the links. The Ukrainian National Bank would not accept my credit card, although Amazon does. One of the charities finally did.
Le Comte de Monte Cristo, fka Edmund Dantes
By the way – this was fucking brilliant:
#Ukraine‘s Defense Ministry: Russian mothers can pick up their POW sons from #Kyiv. If they are physically picked up by their own mother, they are free to go. Buses wait for the mothers at the Polish border. #StandWithUkraine #UkraineInvasion
@trollhattan: A few days after the plane was lost, some closed circuit tv video of the plane hitting the flight deck and spinning off the carrier was put up on the internet. Now a lieutenant and four petty officers are facing charges for uploading the video. The Navy Times has an article about this.
Gin & Tonic
Please note that MSF (Doctors Without Borders,) to whom I regularly contribute anyway, now has several initiatives in Ukraine – including in the besieged city of Mariupol, and on the Polish-Ukrainian border.
Gin & Tonic
@Le Comte de Monte Cristo, fka Edmund Dantes: Nobody will go to Poland from Russia to take a bus to Kyiv.
@Martin: The reason you might not have seen an SU-57 is that production of them is in the low double digits so far, and the first actual production plane crashed before it was even delivered.
You made me Google, ?
But of course, because he’s a gentleman, he later apologized.
Bastard looks very much like Colonel Saunders.
@LongHairedWeirdo: I’ve always thought that a weapon carried by Saddam Hussein when he was captured had a real dollar value as a collector’s piece, higher than the permitted nominal value of a gift to a US Government official. It could be loaned to the Bush library, for example, but should have remained property of the US.
Thanks for the post! I set up a recurring donation to World Central Kitchen since they are always on the ground everywhere it’s raining shit, and sent another single donation to Leleka Foundation for medical supplies. As a nurse who loves good food, these organizations are doing the kind of good I particularly relate to. I’d love the Ukrainian flag sticker without so much nail in it later, please!
@Gin & Tonic: Not even to save their sons?
I know there are a lot of options for supporting Ukrainian refugees but I’d like to put in a plug for Lutheran World Relief. They have lots of experience dealing with refugees, they have a well established disaster relief infrastructure, they work thru local churches (and there are quite a number of Lutherans in Eastern Europe) and 100% of donations will be used for relief. No overhead. I’m sending my money to them. For information you can contact [email protected].
@Argiope: Thanks for doing that!
Did I give you the right sticker?
@WaterGirl: That I don’t know.
@Zelma: I can add that to the list, thanks!
@WaterGirl: something to do with NFT’s
Gin & Tonic
@WaterGirl: Nope. It’s a very long and awkward trip, then a long bus ride from the border to Kyiv.
@debbie: Totally worth the 3 minutes it takes to listen to that. thanks
There just is no bottom to their low:
@Gin & Tonic:
A mother will. She’ll walk if she has to.
@WaterGirl: Yep! I just love that blue and yellow together. Such cheerful colors. Thanks!
Someone’s already been arrested for violating sanctions. Guess who he’s connected to:
Alison Rose ???
@debbie: At first glance, I thought it was Hannity himself who was being indicted, and I was like I DON’T EVEN DRINK BUT I’M POPPING CHAMPAGNE
@Alison Rose ???:
I think that was the tweeter’s intent, actually.
@Miss Bianca: Well, you certainly can’t bully an adult. A man could get hurt, after all…..
@Argiope: Thanks for the sticker suggestion yesterday.
@Gin & Tonic:
Thanks for this reminder, G&T… off to donate.
The founder of AndroidPolice was born in Ukraine and still has family there. AndroidPolice stands with the people of Ukraine:
See the original for embedded links.
Russians apparently fleeing their country in the thousands:
Gin & Tonic
Reports are that Europe’s largest nuclear reactor is being shelled and is on fire.
Another way to help Ukrainians is to book a place in Ukraine via Airbnb, pay for it, and obviously not go.
@Gin & Tonic: Winds at the moment throughout Ukraine are from the northwest (per windy.com). Tomorrow they shift to come from due west.
I don’t think this is such a good idea for Russia.
Doctors without borders ++
@Gin & Tonic: So much of the past week has been about learning things I didn’t previously perceive a need to know, like “how do you turn off a nuclear reactor that might or might not be on fire at the time?”, “What’s the best way to make a Molotov cocktail?”, and “What exactly IS a vacuum bomb, anyway?” I’m going to assume the Ukrainians have this possible disaster confined as much as humanly possible, in order to keep the area habitable for the next 75 years after this stupid unnecessary war is over. The injustice and pain and loss of it all is crazy making. Putin needs trans-cortical lead therapy so the rest of us can breathe.
@Gin & Tonic: Madman. Putin is a madman.
@Calouste: That’s clever. Of course, you would have to make it clear to the renter that you aren’t going to show, otherwise that’s lost revenue for them.
Gin & Tonic
Please write this down in you diaries, folk. Megan McArgleBargle is right:
@WaterGirl: I see you’ve arrived where I’ve been. They are monstrous traitors undeserving of living under democratic values
@Gin & Tonic: we need the Mossad to do it’s thing
West of the Rockies
It is soooo fucking gratifying to watch goblin Putin facing behind-the-scenes (and center stage) rat-fucking after all his propaganda, election tampering, and hacking efforts.
@Gin & Tonic:
Just totally uninformed guess on my part. And I know the blog master would say I should just shut up. Only two reason s for the shelling to take place.
First to to cut off a major power source for Ukraine.
Second, and the one that may be the real one, if radiation is released and heads toward Russia, he will claim the Ukrainians did it and therefore he would be justified using nuclear weapons.
@Calouste: I think that the Guardian does a good job with some things. Numbers are not one of those things…
I went with WCK until we get an animal slot.
Haven’t read all the comments yet so there may be something I missed.
@Ksmiami: No, we are not on the same page. The “they are monsters” part, sure. But nothing beyond that.
@Middlelee: Thank you!
I will be checking this thread in the morning for more donation and information suggestions, and I will add good suggestions to the list tomorrow.
@debbie: Tsargrad, by the way, is the old Russian name for Constantinople. If you read the linked article, Tsargrad TV is an Orthodox channel.
One of the Many Jens
Hey all, there are also a handful Ukraine charity/funds that have been set up on Act Blue, including Nova Ukraine and Razom for Ukraine. I’d been a little leery about plugging my credit card number into sites I don’t know much about, so I was happy to see this.
@WaterGirl: Phew! Can’t find a darn thing on that site, but Firefox had it in my history.
This is the DKos Ukraine donation page
and the fourth of the four groups, including World Central Kitchen, is The International Fund for Animal Welfare
This might go into moderation but I will link and send you an email as well.
The shelter folks need dry dog food, it sounds like they’re in a desperate situation, see link.
@Lyrebird: The animal welfare link didn’t work. :-(