Army of volunteers contribute to Ukraine military success (Video)

16:43, 19 December 2014
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The Ukrainian military have been receiving continuous aid from numerous volunteer groups across the country, supporting their efforts in the hybrid war in the east of the country.

Providing transport and clothing, some volunteers also make unusual gifts such as restoring military planes, Ukraine Today reports. One Kyiv-based volunteer group called Wings of Phoenix has already repaired one aircraft, with another one still in process. 

Despite the fact that the activities are unpaid, volunteers find their job rewarding and satisfying, recognizing that helping the army is essential to save the country.

Members of volunteer groups say they prefer contributing to a common goal rather than complaining while sitting at home.

Meanwile, uncertainty about the long-term future of the Donbas remains. Some 4,300 casualties have been reported since the beginning of the conflict, according to the UN.

See’s video section for more of the latest news from Ukraine in video from Ukraine Today, Ukraine’s 24-hour English-language news channel.

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