Please help defend Kharkiv, Ukraine

Yurii Rashkovskii
2 min readMar 25, 2022
Creator: Pavel Dorogoy | Credit: AP Copyright: Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

My relative in Kharkiv, Ukraine, is raising funds for the immediate necessities of the defense units on the ground (in Kharkiv province and nearby) for the people he knows.

We’ve so far managed to raise funds and provide some urgently needed equipment and are looking to raise more. Please see the details below.

Please consider donating using the following:

PayPal: (please be aware that in most cases, they will deduct a fee)




From within the USA:
Account holder: Iurii Rashkovskyi
ACH routing number: 026073150
Wire routing number: 026073008
Account number: 8310108763
Account type: Checking
Bank address: 19 W 24th Street New York NY 10010 United States

From outside of the USA:

Account holder: Iurii Rashkovskyi
Wire routing number: 026073008
Account number: 8310108763
Bank address: 19 W 24th Street New York NY 10010 United States


Account holder: Iurii Rashkovskyi
IBAN: BE54 9670 6634 1797
Bank address: Avenue Louise 54, Room S52 Brussels 1050 Belgium


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#2 32kBWbQmgQ8YYxGZ8TnsP3RGVXJijT86xj (exchange wallet)

Ethereum: 0xb05ebBF88609672DFc0571929A83ce025c910C23

What we’ve done so far (April 11, 2022)

I am excited to tell you that we’ve raised slightly over $20,000 (the exact amount fluctuated as most of the funds were raised using cryptocurrencies) to date and provisioned the following:

  • 10 bulletproof vests (Italian made) for territorial defense units in Kharkiv province (2,700 USD)
  • 10 bulletproof vests (test shipment of Ukrainian-made vests) for territorial defense units in Sumy province (2,000 USD)
  • 2 Konus Flame-R Thermal Monoculars (3,800 EUR)
  • 2 Autel EVO II Pro quadrocopters (3,950 USD)

The remaining funds (approx 10,000 USD) are earmarked for purchasing 2 used European vehicles for units in Donbas (Apr 15: the first one is being procured). The volunteers who are traveling to Germany to obtain these will be able to use the opportunity to buy more equipment, such as:

  • Radios
  • Armor plates for bulletproof vests
  • Helmets
  • Tactical equipment

We need funds to continue equipping people defending the region. Please continue supporting this effort. Together we’ll help defeat the enemy!



Yurii Rashkovskii

Tech entrepreneur, open source developer. Amateur runner, skier, cyclist, sailor.