This morning we woke up with the sounds of explosions. A few hours earlier russia’s president vladimir putin announced that russia will conduct “a special military operation” to “demilitarize” Ukraine, de facto declaring a war on Ukraine.
Russian army attacked our borders in 7 regions and there are also attacks coming from russian-occupied Crimea in the south. They attacked mostly airports, arms depots and military bases, but there were also shellings in Mariupol, Uman, Brovary and other cities with civilians dead and wounded.
Ukraine declared nationwide martial law, airspace closed, people from some regions are being evacuated.
But Ukrainians are mostly fine.
Russia started this war 8 years ago when russian forces occupied our territories, took homes from our people and lives from our defenders. We didn`t want this coming and our country did everything to avoid this attacks diplomatically. But we are also ready to fight for ourself and our country.
Ecoaction`s team, as well as most of Ukrainians, know how to stay safe and stay calm. We believe in our army and our state who have grown much for the past 8 years. We support each other and our army – yesterday charity fund for Ukrainian military became 1st ranked creator by earnings on Patreon.
And our military is stronger than ever. Ukrainian army keeps the defence, stays strong and keeps resisting further russian invasion. For now, the situation on our borders is tough, but under control. Mr putin told our army to “put the arms down and go home”. But we already are home and we are not going to go anywhere.
We are grateful for all the support we feel from our international friend and partners. And we appreciate your understanding that russian-Ukrainian war is not the “local crisis”, but the threat for world`s piece. So if you want to support us in this war, there are some things you can do.
Russia fights it`s war not just with weapons, but with fakes and lies. Even now, in the middle of full-scale attack on our borders, they keep telling that they have nothing to do with these attacks, that they are just trying to protect our people in our land with their weapons ruining our homes, that they want piece.
So please, help us to spread the truth. Keep telling, that #russiainvadesUkraine and it has no right for it. Express your support. Don`t forget to double-check the info and believe only in the official statements (for example, from our Armed Forces, Border Guard, or Supreme Commander–in–Chief ie President of Ukraine). Our state – not like our enemy – keeps us informed and tells us the truth.
Remember not to share any information from unreliable sources, and NEVER share any data on the dislocation or movement of Ukrainian army (but feel free to do it with any info on russian invaders). Keep in touch with people from Ukraine if you need to find the truth.
There are some reliable sources in English you can check to know what`s going on.
https://www.facebook.com/GeneralStaff.ua – Armed Forces of Ukraine, short videos with operational information from our army.
https://english.nv.ua/?utm_content=set_lang – one of the most reliable Ukrainian media
https://www.instagram.com/svidomi_eng/ – newly created English page for Ukrainian media Svidomi, that informs on the most important news from official statements.
https://kyivindependent.com/ https://twitter.com/KyivIndependent – new media created by ex-Kyiv Post journalists
https://twitter.com/Ukraine – the official twitter of our state
You can also remind your governments – from Facebook posts to oficcial appeals – that russia is invader, who needs to be stopped and that we in Ukraine need international support now more than ever.
Keep calm and stay safe as we do.
#stopthemurderer #ukraine #ukraineinvasion
I’m a member of your Swedish sister-organisation Naturskyddsföreningen and just want to express my great sympathy for Ukraine and its people. It’s shocking to see what you have to endure because of this cowardly and criminal attack from putin and russia. It’s absolutely true that your brave struggle concerns all of the free world and I hope you feel the massive support you have from the rest of Europe and other countries. We all hope for and end to this madness and that putin and his gang of environmental- and war-criminals will be brought to justice.
With great sympathy,
Bengt from Helsingborg, Sweden
I wish you all the power of strength and love and that justice will win and your fight will show the world what can be achieved through standing up and defending your people your future and life in its form.
I wish you all to travel safe and a hope to see you at some point on the freedom corner.
Respect and hearts
We stand behind you – the Ukrainian people – and pray that this horrible violation of your country soon will be over.
It is incredibly to see you all standing firm against Russia – It is such an inspiration in all this madness!!
The world knows that you are right and that mr Putin and his inner circle are criminals who eventually will be put to justice.
Divine friendship and courage!
We are with you all the way!
Stay strong. Whole Europe is behind you. Russia will be totaly isolated economically, in culture and in sport. The earth belongs to us all.
Hello, thank you for the brave voice sounding in the text above, thank you for fighting for us all. I wish you all a safe continuation of your so important work, and may this war stop quick so the work for our mother nature can continue i peace. Lots of warm thoughts for you all.
Thank you very much for your bravery!
You are a nation worthy of respect all over the world.
The whole free world stands with Ukraine.
Your spirit is free and it will never be broken. Putin will lose this war and Ukraine will join EU and NATO.
Thank you, I did not know much about Ukraine, now I know it is a nation to truly aspire to!
russia must leave Ukraina now
You are in my mind –
Love and support from swedish peace and nature-lovers!
I want to let the people of Ukraine know you have my personal support and that of the vast majority of the people of Ireland. Please keep up the resistance against Putin and Russian Tyranny.
Born 1943, ordinarie Swedish woman, I want to express our compassion for Ukrainian People. As for Putin and his villainbrott supporters we only wish them dead.
Till then we use what is possible to support your fight.
I want you to know that people here in Sweden are with you in our thoughts. I follow what is happening in Ukraine on the internet and just wish for all this to stop very soon. I send you all my best wishes and hopes for better times.
Väldigt bra information!
Jag stöder er till 100%
Yes it is so difficult to understand how this man insane man Putin can be allowed to lead the Russian people! Christina
I hope you can keep up the good spirit despite the atrocities going on. I´m part of Fridays For Future in our small town Lund, Sweden, and several of us had blue and yellow ribbons to show our solidarity with Ukraine. This coming Sunday, 6 th March, there will be a demonstration adressing the war against Ukraine and also the environmental impact it causes.
Lotti Rosenkvist, Lund