Collection of funds for the purchase of armored vehicles for humanitarian demining in the Kherson region.
The Ukrainian World Congress and the Serhiy Prytula Charity Foundation are uniting forces for a joint initiative to provide armored vehicles for safe humanitarian demining in the Kherson Oblast.
The liberation of the city of Kherson in southern Ukraine was a significant victory in this ongoing war. The Ukrainian Armed Forces not only took back the regional center but also freed dozens of villages and towns. However, as a result of their occupation, the military of the Russian Federation had heavily mined the area, making it difficult for the inhabitants to return to their everyday lives.
Many communities in the Kherson region still need essential utilities such as electricity, gas, and water supply. Additionally, extensive areas of agricultural land still need to be assessed for mines and demined, making it impossible for farmers to cultivate crops and fully support the region's restoration efforts.
Over 800 individuals, including sappers, engineers, pyrotechnics, and explosives technicians from various organizations such as the State Emergency Service, the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and the State Security Service, are involved in demining the liberated area of the Kherson region in a coordinated effort by the Kherson Regional Military Administration.
Demining work is conducted at all hours of the day and night. Since the beginning of their work, 140,539 individual mines and explosives have been discovered and destroyed by demining units of specialized departments. Still, more is needed, and they need our help.
To continue this vital demining work, the Kherson Regional Military Administration desperately needs armored vehicles, namely the Land Rover Snatch, an armored military version of the Land Rover Defender. They are manufactured in the United Kingdom and cost approximately $55,000 USD / $75,000 CAD per vehicle after necessary repairs, additional equipment, customs clearances, and delivery costs.
The Ukrainian World Congress and the Serhiy Prytula Charity Foundation are uniting to raise the necessary funds to provide these vehicles to the demining teams of the Kherson Regional Military Administration.