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Category: Ukraine Aid

Bob, Igor, Doug with solar generators
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Ukraine Aid

Here I am with Igor & Doug handing a few of the panels and generators I brought. This is right before we headed to the train station in front of a grocery store when I realized: "Oh ----! I haven't gotten any pictures of me doing anything here!"

Veterans' issues are also going to be an issue after this war (which they are almost ...

Roadway defense trench
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Met two team members in Kyiv. Igor and Doug (Doug is a well known documentary film maker in Hollywood who showed up the first day of the war and told the squad he was with that he wasn’t going to just document them dying so hand him a weapon. And he spent the next two months defending Kyiv with Igor and his territorial unit).

The top picture ...

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Ukraine Aid

Called an audible and went on ahead to Kyiv as it and the remote areas near the front are in far deeper need than Medyka. Invited to go on a supply run to the front. Really want to, but not sure I can justify staying the extra 4-5 days it would require with the cost involved and the scheduled appointments at home.

Picture shows a young woman ...

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Ukraine Aid Trip

Spent the day in Medyka and surrounding area. Train station there is a bit of a hole in the wall, so I drove along the border a bit in the morning and an older man with backpack and bag was walking along the road having some trouble. Offered him a lift and turned out he was a Ukrainian refugee. No English. But when I told him I was American he was ...

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Getting to the Border

Przyemysl is about 15 miles from the Medyka border crossing, about a 4-hour drive from Warsaw. two-thirds of the drive is on excellent highways and one-third is on small one lane village roads (which they apparently insist on using as two lanes).

Meeting a team member Friday morning coming from Kyiv, which is apparently a 10-12 hour train ...

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Ukraine Support

Arrived last night in Warsaw. German passport police gave me the third degree and I almost missed my flight in Munich. Guess it's flattering they thought I looked like a "person of concern." Thought the only issues would be with Polish customs explaining the new phones and solar generators. But no one around at all at the customs point. ...


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