Not all suffering is equal

Russian Federation is an aggressor which invaded peaceful sovereign Ukraine on 24 February 2022. This war is broadly supported by russian nationals. They are proud to kill Ukrainians and invading the country that does not share their ideology. On the other hand there is so much hatred spread about Ukrainians by russians including calls to exterminate the entire nation, killing kids and raping women in social media.

Furthermore, russians start discussing their plans to attack other European states like Poland, Sweden, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia.

Every criminal anticipated to get away with their crimes. Hundreds of thousands of russians directly participate in the war in the roles of killers, looters and rapists whereas millions more support them. Everyone will be held responsible.

Finally, what have russians done to stop the war? You will be surprised, but most of those who ‘technically’ distance themselves from this bloody war and war crimes in their private conversations are silent in their beloved social networks. They don’t want to create any permanent record of their anti-war position in the Internet because they want this war. Their only interest is to dodge economic sanctions imposed by the West that they hate.

Pysanky Workshop

Ukrainian Central School Sydney invites you to a Pysanky Workshop!
Partake in the tradition of making Ukrainian Easter eggs.
Let’s enjoy Ukrainian Culture together.

SATURDAY 9 APRIL 2022
FROM 10:00am TO 1:00pm
59 – 63 JOSEPH STREET LIDCOMBE

Support Ukraine

Every Ukrainian appreciates your support in this difficult time for everyone. There are a number of ways you can help to stop the war and killing of people.

You may choose to donate to support those in need. There are a number of fundraisers and initiatives to help both the displaced people fleeing Ukraine and those who stay and continue defending Ukraine. Some people choose to help directly (e.g. providing accommodation, financial support, clothes, medicine or other services to families arriving in Australia).


Sydney Hromada accepts donations to support displaced Ukrainians arriving in Australia.

Wire Transfer:

BSB 611100

Account Number 100314175

Account Name: Ukrainian Society Cooperative Limited

Annotate: Ukraine Support Fund [insert your full name]

As one the most  transparent and accountable Ukrainian community organisation in Australia we will report on the use of financial support to all donors and our members in timely manner.


We also encourage you to consider donating money to support Ukraine here:

“Повернись живим” / Save Life in UA

https://savelife.in.ua/en/donate/

Can donate with Visa and Mastercard cards, SWIFT payment and crypto.

Card Payment:

Fondy.eu – is the highest security level – PCI DSS Level 1. Transfer currency is Ukrainian Hryvnia. If your card is in any other currency, the amount of money will be converted to Hryvnia by your bank in accordance with you bank rules.

SWIFT

Company Name

CO “INTERNATIONAL CHARITABLE FOUNDATION “COME BACK ALIVE”

IBAN Code (Euro)   

UA093052990000026004025029786

IBAN Code (US Dollars)     
UA173052990000026009035028620   

Name of the Bank
JSC CB “PRIVATBANK”, 1D HRUSHEVSKOHO STR., KYIV, 01001, UKRAINE

Bank SWIFT-Code
PBANUA2X

Company address
32 BOHDANA KHMELNYTSKOHO STR., KYIV, 01054, UKRAINE (м. Київ, вул. Богдана Хмельницького б.32, кв.41)

Purpose of payment
Charitable donation to Ukrainian military

Bitcoin Wallet

bc1qqt5qphz68wy5a0v46tp5uc9ulkuqvw56n3enlp

Ethereum Wallet

0x32b8B6fc046314dfF1F3b1ee6dAF1e46b762094d

National Bank of Ukraine special accounts

1. Humanitarian Assistance to Ukrainians Affected by Russia’s Aggression

https://bank.gov.ua/en/news/all/natsionalniy-bank-vidkriv-rahunok-dlya-gumanitarnoyi-dopomogi-ukrayintsyam-postrajdalim-vid-rosiyskoyi-agresiyi

Can donate using Visa and Mastercard cards.

Accepts USD, EUR, GBP and JPY. No information for AUD transfer. AUD account exists to support Ukrainian Army (see below)

2. Support Ukrainian Army

https://bank.gov.ua/en/news/all/natsionalniy-bank-vidkriv-spetsrahunok-dlya-zboru-koshtiv-na-potrebi-armiyi

Can donate using Visa and Mastercard cards.

Bank transfer in AUD is also available using the following details:

BENEFICIARY: National Bank of Ukraine

BENEFICIARY BIC: NBUAUAUX

BENEFICIARY ADDRESS: 9 Instytutska St, Kyiv, 01601, Ukraine

ACCOUNT NUMBER: 817532

Additional information that may not be required by your bank:

BENEFICIARY BANK NAME: RESERVE  BANK OF AUSTRALIA, Sydney

BENEFICIARY BANK BIC: RSBKAU2S

BENEFICIARY BANK ADDRESS: GPO Box 3947, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

PURPOSE OF PAYMENT: for crediting account 47330992708

Please note, there are no spaces or slashes in BIC number and Account Number.

Donate | U-Hero Foundation

Make a change on the battlefield. Let’s support Ukrainian army, let’s defend the democratic values, let’s save the civilians.

Can donate using Visa and Mastercard cards.

Donate USD

Company name: БФ БЛАГОДIЙНА СОКИРА БО

IBAN code: UA173052990000026005046230898

Name of the bank: JSC CB “PRIVATBANK”, 1D HRUSHEVSKOHO STR., KYIV, 01001, UKRAINE

SWIFT code: PBANUA2X

​Account in the correspondent bank: 001-1-000080

SWIFT code of the correspondent bank: CHASUS33

Correspondent bank: JP Morgan Chase Bank, New York ,USA

​Account in the correspondent bank 2: 890-0085-754

SWIFT code of the correspondent bank 2: IRVT US 3N

Correspondent bank: The Bank of New York Mellon, New York, USA

Donate UAH

Company name: БФ БЛАГОДIЙНА СОКИРА

Recipient code: 43890500

Bank name: АТ КБ “ПРИВАТБАНК”

IBAN code: UA903052990000026009036229718


Also you can join our peaceful rallies at Martin Place to request our Government to take swift actions (including more severe economic sanctions and closing the sky above Ukraine to stop bombing). You can also reach out to your friends and ask them to join.

Alternatively, you can reach out to your local MP directly and demand actions (we have prepared a draft document that you might want to use for it: https://www.hromada.org.au/?p=155)

The West must unite against Russian aggression

We are all sad and deeply traumatised about the russian military aggression and many lives lost. Unfortunately, it’s not over!

However, this is the worst time for hesitancy. Immediate actions should take place. Our government can support Ukraine and along with the rest of the democratic world we can stop the world from collapsing into chaos.

We have prepared a draft bullet-point list of requests (download link below as well as the full text at the bottom of this post) to the Australian government that we encourage you to share with your local members of parliament (https://www.aph.gov.au/Senators_and_Members/Guidelines_for_Contacting_Senators_and_Members) and up to the Prime Minister (https://www.pm.gov.au/contact-your-pm). They need to hear opinions and requests from common Australians as it empowers them.

Finally, you can speak to your friends, your colleagues and total strangers to join our efforts to stop the war. 

Please join our peaceful rallies to protect the democratic world from invasion and to support Ukraine.

[last updated 20 July 2022]:

Please join the upcoming community events and support Ukraine in its hour of need!

Event 1: Thu 18th August @ 6:30pm – Benefit4Ukraine ConcertCamelot Lounge, 19 Marrickville Road Marrickville
Event 2: Sat 20th August @ 2:00pm – Understanding Russian Propaganda and How to Combat ItCYM Hall, 3 John St Lidcombe
Event 3: Saturday 27th August @ 11:00am-8:00pm – Ukifest 2022 – Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour

* We will post updates about further rallies or changes as soon as possible. Please also check “Ukrainians in Sydney” page on Facebook as this page may not be up to date.

Слава Україні! Героям Слава!


Draft letter (feel free to change any part as it represents numerous views from people who are against the unjustified military aggression in Ukraine):

To: [Local Member of Parliament], Prime Minister of Australia

As an Australian, I condemn the unprovoked invasion of Ukraine by Russia and I am concerned that should this be allowed to continue, it will set a dangerous precedent in terms of international peace and security. I ask that the Australian Government to:

Increase the sanctions on Russia and Russia’s allies including Belarus.

– Work with Western partners to help close the sky over Ukraine.

Provide military aid, including lethal weapons.

Further assist Ukraine with cyber security.

– Sever diplomatic relations with Russia.

– Prohibit entry to Australia and cancel all existing visas to Russia’s ruling class and their families (including members of the Duma, the Senate, the presidential council, the top echelons of the security and defence services, state television employees).

– Provide financial support to Ukraine.

– Allow tax deductions for private donations to support Ukraine.

– Provide humanitarian aid to Ukraine.

A tragedy is unfolding in Ukraine. I ask that the Australian government take immediate and decisive action.

Yours sincerely

[Name]


Update: We receive a number of calls from different countries which support Ukraine, including Japan. We provide a draft letter to Japanese nationals that they can use to approach Japanese government:

Japan

Restoring Family Links: Ukraine Crisis

Australian Red Cross

If you have lost contact with family members in Ukraine or Russia as a result of the
current and recent situation, you should first attempt to contact them directly. If you
cannot establish contact, call Australian Red Cross hotline on 1800 875 199 or email
tracing@redcross.org.au for assistance. They can collect an enquiry but it may take some
time before they can provide an update on your case. Please see details in the attached brochure.

Working with Red Cross and Red Crescent colleagues across the world we help to find
loved ones who have gone missing during war, conflict, disaster or as they travel along
migration routes.

Their service is free of charge, confidential and available to anyone in Australia. They can
open a case for you and work with their counterparts overseas to follow up enquiries.