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A global community of pro-democracy and antiwar Russians organizes a fundraising campaign to support Ukraine's heroic resistance to the Russian aggression
The campaign's purpose is to collect donations to purchase consumer drones and other items such as thermal underwear, generators, etc. for Ukraine.
Coordination and logistics of shipments are conducted by a team of Ukraine- and US-based volunteers.
We don’t spend your money on administrative costs as we are fully volunteer-driven organizations. We regularly report the fundraising and delivery status. This way you can be sure that your donation is spent on the stated purposes.
2 drones for aerial reconnaissance
in Kherson region
PVS-14 night vision monocular for
a bomb-defusing squad in Svatove
Amount Collected $138,271
Drones Delivered - 43
Thermal Imaging / Night Vision delivered - 7
Amount Collected $16,343
Value Delivered $12,178
I am already helping Ukrainian refugees, why do I need to donate for drones?Any help to Ukraine is extremely important. We also collect funds for humanitarian needs that are aimed at minimizing the consequences of the war. But only the victory of Ukraine can stop deaths, destructions and suffering of the Ukrainian people, and in order for victory to come faster, Ukrainian defenders need help. That's why we raise funds for both humanitarian needs and drones.
Is it dangerous for Russians to donate to drones?We do not disclose the data of those who donated to us without their consent. And if you're donating to a special fundraiser, you can check the "Don't share my name publicly" checkbox. In-country Russians do not have an opportunity to donate directly to us since PayPal is blocked in Russia, and Russian bank cards are not accepted by Western payment systems.
How do Ukrainian defenders use drones?Drones are primarily used for reconnaissance, so that soldiers can better see enemy movements and know what to prepare for, or to guide artillery. They also help maintain communication between units when no other means is available, and can deliver small packages of medicine to the wounded. With their help, defenders and civilians could be taken out of the encirclement or from under line of fire. Also, drones are used to help Russian soldiers to surrender safely. Ukrainian Ministry of Defense issued an official instruction: Russian soldiers could send a surrender request by contacting the hotline, then go to a mutually agreed location where a drone would lead him to safety.
If I donate money for drones, and they're used by Ukrainians against Russian troops, will it make me acting against my fellow citizens?We do not agree with this logic: based on it, the Germans should not have fought fascism during World War II. Also, according to this logic, the police in any country should not catch and imprison criminals - they are fellow citizens. To our great regret, today such fascist invaders and criminals are Russian troops who are illegally on the territory of Ukraine and commit war crimes. Therefore, helping Ukraine and fighting the invaders is not a matter of citizenship, but a question of whether you are on the side of good or evil.
Why don't you fundraise just for humanitarian help which is so important?Any help is important, and we do not in any way minimize the importance of humanitarian help (it's a part of our fundraising too). But let's think about what will happen if the war lasts a long time: the destruction of infrastructure and death brought by the Putin regime to Ukrainian soil will continue, but we would help eliminate consequences only. We think that we also need to fight the cause of the problem, and not just the consequences. The Armed Forces of Ukraine are fighting the cause by paying a very high price, and our goal is to help them.
Supporting drone fundraisers only increases the amount of violence in the world - we should not increase violence.This is a humanistic ideal, but in the case of the aggression of the Putin regime in Ukraine, these general words do not work. The insane aggressor needs to be resisted in order to stop him, and we see how the whole world has rallied to help Ukraine survive and win. We, the anti-war Russians of the Freedom Birds for Ukraine project, are part of the resistance to evil, dictatorship, repression of the Putin regime. Look at it from another angle - the police also use violence when justified in order to stop a criminal and, as a result, reduce the amount of violence in a city or country.
I am donating directly to Ukrainian NGOs. Why should I support your foundation?Our idea is to unite the efforts of Russians who want to help Ukraine to achieve a tangible result and become stronger as a community. When Russians donate directly to Ukrainian funds, it goes unnoticed, and we remain fragmented and demoralized. The FBU project allows us to show how many Russians support Ukraine and how much we can do together.
How much of the donation will go towards administrative expenses of the NGO?None, we do not take money for administrative and operational expenses. We are a volunteer organization, none of us receive a salary, we do not rent an office, and we do not use the collected funds for travel. We spend 100% of the funds we receive from you on the purchase of drones or humanitarian goods and their delivery.
Where Your Help Is Saving Lives
6 drones - Kharkiv region
14 drones - Donetsk region
18 drones - Kherson region
1 drone - Mykolaiv region
3 drones - Zaporizhzhia
1 drone - Dnipro
2 thermal monoculars - Donetsk region
2 thermal monoculars - Mykolaiv region
3 night vision - Luhansk region