Urgent Appeal For Aid
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
On 24 February, Russia started large-scale attacks on Ukraine along the entire length of the common border and from the territory of Belarus. Long range missiles are striking settlements all over Ukraine, including residential buildings, kindergartens, maternity hospitals and educational institutions. Tanks are advancing on Ukrainian towns and villages. Ukrainian army and the whole nation are heroically opposing these attacks.
These military attacks have led to numerous casualties, destruction of houses and civil infrastructure, massive wave of refugees from eastern, central and southern regions of Ukraine. The Federation of Trade Unions of Ukraine, together with JSC Ukrprofozdorovnytsia, is applying all efforts to help accommodating them and to help the population at the frontline to survive these atrocities.
18 trade union sanatoria, rest houses and holiday camps on the West have become real refugee camps. As of today, they host about 3,000 children, women, members of soldiers’ families and elderly people. New capacities are being created in the trade union facilities to host more people. Their load now reaches 150%. All of refugees
should be provided with food, medical care, heat, other communal utilities. Where possible, the FPU and local trade unions also help in temporary employment of refugees.
In view of the situation in Ukraine, we ask the international trade union community show solidarity and to provide financial support to the Federation of Trade Unions of Ukraine to support these activities.
Our bank details for transfers in Euro or US dollars:
JSC State Export-Import Bank of Ukraine (JSC Ukreximbank)
Account holder: Federation of Trade Unions of Ukraine
Purpose of the transfer: voluntary donation
We would like to express our deep gratitude to all the trade union organisations who supported Ukraine at the rallies and/or sent appeals to their governments to oppose Russia’s military aggression.
FPU President Grygorii Osovyi