A Ukrainian-Canadian artist has returned to war-ravaged Ukraine to look after his growing older mother and father and to assist civilians and troopers.
Taras Polataiko is an internationally acclaimed artist and former affiliate professor on the College of Lethbridge who immigrated to Canada three many years in the past.
He has returned to assist his mother and father at his dwelling in Chernivtsi, which is positioned within the southwestern a part of the nation close to the border with Romania.
Polataiko stated whereas he feels he’s residing in one of many most secure areas in Ukraine, the conflict is having a direct affect on him and his household.
“At night time we get the sirens and we’ve to run to the basement or a shelter,” he stated.
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Polataiko is asking for donations to assist Ukrainian civilians and troopers.
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“Financial donations are the best and have essentially the most affect. We will get it to humanitarian employees and assist the conflict effort.”
He’s additionally making an attempt to assist the Ukrainian civilian military who’ve volunteered to battle Russian troops.
Up to now he’s collected and shipped out drugs, first help kits, sleeping luggage, clothes, protecting gear and electronics like two-way radios.
“There’s 150- to 200,000 individuals who volunteered for civilian defence and there’s not sufficient protecting provides for them,” he stated.
Polataiko has a message for Albertans: “Please assist our effort from the place you might be and donate and we’ll be certain Ukrainians who want it get it.”
When you’re fascinated about donating or reaching out to Taras Polataiko, he’s lively on Fb and Fb Messenger.
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