Right now is a 12 months since Russia launched its full-scale invasion.
It’s been the hardest, essentially the most bitter, and the toughest 12 months within the historical past of Fashionable Ukraine.
What was taking place to us this 12 months?
On the primary day of the full-scale invasion, all of us knew for positive we’d battle for our freedom, our nation, and our lives.
Final March, we had been naive sufficient to suppose that the residents of Russia didn’t help Putin, and we had been naive sufficient to suppose that Russians would protest in opposition to Putin’s actions to cease all these murders in our nation. However now we all know that over 80% of Russians do help the actions of their President. A few of their singers and actors say, “Having (learn “occupying” Ukraine’s South provides us the Azov sea all to ourselves. Isn’t it nice?”. So principally, they confess they justify this struggle so long as it provides them new territories. And now they talk about occupying Odesa, in order that they have management over the Black Sea by themselves. Killing individuals for territories within the twenty first century.
Over this 12 months, Russia killed dozens of hundreds of Ukrainians (some sources say that in Mariupol alone, 80,000 civilians died), compelled over 6,000,000 individuals to flee the nation, and over 12,000,000 to depart their properties and transfer inside Ukraine. Russia occupied a few of our territories and destroyed a whole lot of our cities and villages.
Picture supply: Ministry of Protection of Ukraine
There isn’t a metropolis or village in Ukraine now that has not been struck by a Russian missile.
Over the 12 months, Russia attacked our cities with 5,000 missiles focusing on residential areas, colleges, kindergartens, hospitals, power, and water infrastructure.
Due to your weapon provides, and air protection techniques, we managed to hit (learn destroy) 80% of them; in complete, we destroyed 4,000 enemy missiles in our air. If 1,000 missiles killed about 100,000 Ukrainians, it hurts to suppose what number of extra compatriots we’d have misplaced then.
Picture supply: Ministry of Protection of Ukraine
Could 2022. Children dancing promenade waltz close to their totally destroyed faculty. Kharkiv, Ukraine.
Russians needed us to get chilly and quit. But, this does the other of what they need — this solely makes us stronger and united on this battle for our freedom and our nation.
In fact, this all is feasible due to your assist and help.
What had been we doing this 12 months?
For the staff
95% of the Stripo staff lived in Dnipro, the mid-east of the nation.
We gave all staff members who had been keen to depart Ukraine or transfer to the west of the nation (which is farther from Russia and nearer to Europe) the chance to take action. We helped them and their households transfer out of Dnipro.
Anybody may take as many days off as obligatory to maneuver or to tug themselves collectively.
Lots of them are again in Ukraine now as a result of there isn’t any place like house. Some nonetheless are staying in Europe.
For the Product
We love our shoppers and perceive they want a dependable product, so we did our greatest to not let our struggle and frequent blackouts have an effect on their companies.
Here’s what we did:
situated our servers in a protected place in Europe;
geared up places of work with Starlinks and turbines so the shopper help staff can work throughout their common hours and assist shoppers clear up their e-mail design points.
This all helped us present a secure efficiency of Stripo. We even managed to launch a bunch of latest options. And the discharge of the upgraded editor, which we name Stripo 5.0, is scheduled for this spring.
And as we talked about in our final 12 months’s speech, we stopped all enterprise affairs with Russia.
For the victory
A few of our staff members joined the Armed Forces to guard the nation.
Some unfold the phrase about Ukraine.
On Jan 14th, when a Russian missile hit a multi-storeyed residence constructing, and dozens of individuals had been underneath the collapsed constructing, a few of us rushed there to assist rescuers as a result of we knew the sooner we sorted out the particles, the upper the probabilities of discovering these individuals alive.
Picture supply: https://www.instagram.com/zelenskiy_official/
The corporate has been donating some cash every month. When this tragedy in Dnipro occurred, the corporate gave out an enormous amount of cash to assist these individuals who misplaced their properties now with meals and locations to stay in.
A few of us at the moment are volunteers. They both accumulate cash for navy autos for our defenders or assist the refugees accommodate in new locations.
They collected a bunch of fundraisers should you’d prefer to donate.
Checklist of fundraisers
We’re sharing solely reliable and completely protected organizations.
Humanitarian help or fundraisers for refugees
Worldwide Rescue Committee. They supply emergency help to these whose lives are shattered by the Russian struggle in Ukraine and worldwide.
Mila Kuniz and Ashton Kutcher launched a fundraiser to assist Ukrainian refugees who want housing and provides straight away.
United 24, Medical Help, the initiative of the President of Ukraine.
Ministry of Healthcare of Ukraine.
Medical Help for Ukraine. Numerous Ukrainian civilians and defenders have acquired pressing medical help due to the Ukrainian Freedom Fund
WHO gives donations of medical provides in help of the Ukraine emergency response.
Serving to pets
Patreon, they save and rehabilitate animals at risk.
PETA Germany. They’ve now delivered 110,000 kgs of meals for animals in Ukraine, with a few of their different work together with rescuing 80 canine from an animal shelter in Kharkiv, and 11 cats and 10 canine from Kyiv.
Viva Rescue Centre. They are saying the struggle in Ukraine is a tragedy not just for individuals but in addition for animals.
Picture supply: Viva Rescue Centre
Serving to Armed Forces
Come Again Alive. They buy gear for one of many Armed Forces items to assist the Ukrainian navy defeat the occupiers in our on-line world.
Military of Drones by United 24. They’re elevating funds for 10 RQ-35 Heidrun reconnaissance drones. Mark Hamill, the legendary actor who portrayed Luke Skywalker within the Star Wars film saga, is the ambassador of United 24.
As a substitute of conclusions
We need to thanks for staying with us and trusting us. This implies loads.
Additionally, we need to thanks that you just’ve helped our nation loads by giving properties to our refugees, supplying us with weapons, and supporting us morally. Each good phrase you’ve stated about us, each good thought, and your each prayer about us have been serving to us stand robust.
The Stripo staff.