Report From Donbas Area in the Wicked War

June 8, 2023

We thank our LifeNets volunteers who continue to risk their lives driving vital humanitarian aid to war zones in Ukraine to help the vulnerable survive.  They drive our vehicle from the relative safety of Western Ukraine where they live to eastern Ukraine.  What follows is a report and photos prepared by Vlad Yurishko about what the volunteers saw and did. 

June 4, 2023

Hello, brother Victor.

We thank you for all your prayers and support. I want to tell you a little bit about the current situation that we know through our volunteer brothers who returned almost from the front line a few days ago.

On January 6, 2023 our brothers returned from a humanitarian trip from eastern Ukraine. The consequences of the war are incredulous and overwhelming. The needs are so terrible that it is impossible to help even 1% of the victims.

But together with people who are not indifferent, we are helping at least that small part of the people affected by this terrible war.

The photos show what is left of the village of Ivanopillya and the village of Troetsk. This is only 30 kilometers from the city of Bakhmut, where the heaviest fighting is taking place.

Just the day before the volunteers arrived, a Russian missile hit a gas station in Troetsko, killing a 27-year-old gas station employee.

There are many disabled people left in the region who cannot leave their homes due to physical limitations, because they do not have the means to move somewhere, and have no relatives to whom they can move. There are also many families with children who also do not have the means to leave and have no one to go to.

People have a huge need for food, shoes, clothes and hygiene products. As much as possible, we try to help people with their needs.

I would like to convey to you the sincere gratitude of the people who receive help from LifeNets.

Vladislav Yurishko