Translated by Voices of Ukraine and edited by Alex Howard
Yuriy Biryukov, who goes by Wings Phoenix on Facebook, is a volunteer for the Ukrainian army. His initiative collects almost 2 million Hryvnias a month, which goes to Ukrainian airborne troops, naval aviation, artillery brigades, the National Guard, the border control troops, and others.
For his April 28 delivery, Yuriy collected tons of food, sleeping bags, sleeping mats, medications, dozens of portable radios, hundreds of sets of body armor for airborne troops, and two hundred helmets. Thousands of people transferred the money. Hundreds of concerned individuals who are drawn in to search for all necessities.
Also, Yuriy is helping the naval aviation brigade to build the modular headquarters for their engineers and technicians. Naval aviation conducts aerial reconnaissance, transports cargo for military sailors, and performs search and rescue operations. To conduct the flights, it’s necessary to provide headquarters for technical staff who prepare aviation equipment for flying.
Wings Phoenix volunteers 18 hours a day. He says that he is sleep deprived, but someone has to take care of the business. Despite lacking rest, however, Yuriy Biryukov is happy to be the army’s volunteer quartermaster.
Here’s the long-awaited financial information for those willing to donate to the Ukrainian army:
M A X I M U M R E P O S T !
PAYPAL Account – firstname.lastname@example.org [updated on July 22]*
Purpose: transfer to friends or relatives
Message to the recipient: ArmyUA
After transferring the money – write a message here on Facebook, saying which unit to spend it on.
* Please check the original Wings Phoenix FB page in case the Paypal account has changed.
The servicemen will get the money promptly and definitely use them as intended: Yuriy provides all reports on his Facebook page. Here’re some links for your review:
Consolidated financial report: http://goo.gl/UGt0Hw
Consolidated photo report: https://www.facebook.com/wings.phoenix.foundation
Wings Phoenix confirmation from May 6, 2014:
Ah! Aha! Reporting: PayPal works. The first tranche from the account has already reached my PrivatBank card, and has been converted into Hryvnias and sent tax-free to the suppliers. Ha! In the evening, I will put everything in the reports.
So please, a big request to share this post, we need to get the news to our foreign patriots that there is a quick way to directly help our military units. There are still 2 working days until the 9th and I will try to do my best to supply our units with bulletproof vests and radios.
I will most definitely be able to deliver the vests on time to:
– Berdyansk border guards
– 72nd Guards mechanised brigade
Plus there are orders from:
– 1st Battallion of the National Guard
– 25nd Dnipropetrovsk Airborne
And the 79th of course.
They are bogged down, but they are trying.
All other transfers and financial accounts [in Russian] –
Voices Editors: Slava! and Bravo! to all of our civilian and military heroes and to our brave Ukrainian spirit of generosity and love for our people. With deep thanks to Yuriy Biryukov for all you do for so many! And to the diaspora and concerned individuals who help in many little ways that add up – we are all connected and united by caring and doing what needs doing. That Phoenix will rise from the ashes on renewed wings!