The Ukrainians are sending equipment, medicine and food to the army. ‘I’m afraid. Especially about the boys on the front line’ iROZHLAS

Army reception and refugee aid centers are set up across Ukraine. The volunteers sort the aid and send it immediately to those who need it – soldiers and civilians in the bombed areas. And the enthusiasm of the volunteers does not wane even on the tenth day of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. “My mother called me and she was very surprised that I was also at work on Saturday. But we don’t have days off here,” volunteer Liljana tells Radiožurnál.




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Liljana coordinates where people should deliver material assistance supplies Photo: Martin Dorazin Source: Czech Radio

The volunteers have brought pillows and Ms. Liljana immediately shows them where to place them. Liljana is such a symbol of the last days in the Dnieper, she is an unmissable woman, both in her voice and in her appearance.

Listen to the full report by Martin Dorazín

He has a Ukrainian flag tied on his shoulders. That in itself wouldn’t make it special, as a lot of people have it here. She ties it herself like a pioneer scarf. What makes her absolutely outstanding is the set of about six Ukrainian flags and European Union flags, which she has stabbed in her hairstyle.

“I’ve been here since last Saturday. They gave me time off from work – I work as a secretary in a company that supplies pharmacies, and the manager put me up. I’m in this aid distribution center every day. days from eight in the morning to seven in the evening,” he explains.

Liljana coordinates the supply of Ukrainian equipment with Ukrainian flags in her hair Photo: Martin Dorazin Source: Czech Radio

He adds that at home, they don’t want to believe that she is still working. “My mother called me and she was very surprised that I was also at work on Saturday. But we don’t have any days off here. And that’s how we all work here – we just have to go home. home at eight o’clock in the evening, because the curfew begins,” says Liljana.

Supply coordination

And because she is a strong woman, she was given the main task. He directs the delivery of assistance from the entrance of this center.

“We are here as coordinators. We ask visitors what they bring and pass this information on to the coordination center. And here the girls are preparing help. Now, for example, sheets and pillows, which we immediately send to the front,” says Liljana, pointing to the packages in front of her.

Blankets, sleeping bags and towels are being prepared for later distribution by volunteers Photo: Martin Dorazin Source: Czech Radio

“This is a department reserved for soldiers. There are, for example, joint and limb protectors, helmets and masks. Next to it we have stoves and heaters, which will also bring them to the fore in a moment. On the first floor is a warehouse for medicines and medical supplies. Yesterday, for example, they brought us drugs from Romania for five thousand euros! And today we have already shipped to Kharkov, kyiv and Kherson “, he adds.

Everyone is in a difficult situation here. According to Liljana, however, this work helps to forget her own worries and fears, at least for a while.

“Like all Ukrainian citizens, I feel anxious and scared. Not so much about himself as about the boys on the front line. But we were all scared by the Russian attack on the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant. After all, the Atomic energy is only safe when it is in the hands of sensible people, and what Putin is doing now is beyond human comprehension. We hope that the International Atomic Energy Agency will oversee this,” Explain.

Volunteers receive hot drinks and possibly borscht Photo: Martin Dorazín Source: Czech Radio

He adds that he believes Ukraine will eventually stop the Russian invasion. “Maybe Putin won’t reach the razor’s edge. We wake up every morning hoping to win. And we will definitely win, it’s just a matter of when,” he said confidently.

“Cables, bags, sails!” Another command sounded in the room. A steady stream of humanitarian aid has flowed into the Dnieper since the start of the war. From now on, volunteers who move here and there with boxes like ants will have a lunch break.

Plov – risotto with vegetables. One of the meals volunteers receive for lunch Photo: Martin Dorazín Source: Czech Radio

And Liljana distributes the Napoleon cake that her mother was baking because she was eighty-five yesterday. The volunteers have a char for lunch, which is vegetable risotto. And we should not forget about the soup, borscht, but Ukrainian.

Martin Dorazin

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