Patty Levenberg and Val Churma from Sebastopol at the opening of Dnipro River port facility near Chyhyryn in 2011
Thank you, we in Chyhyryn are safe. However, every day we have an air alarm, it happens several times a day. Thanks to our army, missiles do not reach us, they have time to destroy them. During the war in our city there are many refugees from areas where military battles are taking place. There are volunteer centers in Chyhyryn that provide assistance to refugees. Locals bring to these centers clothes, vegetables and fruits that have been grown on their own plots, canned meat, which they made themselves. I will send you a letter from our city council that we need.
Visitors from Chyhyryn in 2014 at Fort Ross
Sebastopol World Friends Trip to Chyhyryn in 2017
Patty Levenberg SWF with Vasyl Kovalenko in the Chyhyryn town square (2011)
You were asking regarding the situation in Cherkasy… I must admit, it continues to be relatively safe. 3-5 air-raid alerts are a daily routine here, but Ukrainian military are doing their best to protect cities from rockets and fighter jets (by the way, 135 Russian jets are down since the invasion). Cherkasy continue to be a hub for refugees: some people stay (from Kyiv, Kharkiv and Chernihiv), others are fleeing westwards. Many initiatives in the town, Rotarians included, disseminate the humanitarian aid and send it further to the East and North. Personally, I heard about Portuguese municipality sending an entire truck of aid to Cherkasy.
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