Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelensky has launched a new online portal for people around the world to donate money to help the country.
In an announcement, Zelensky said “We are launching United24 global initiative. Its first component is an online platform to raise funds in support of Ukraine. Other projects and programs will be added soon.’’
One can make a donation in one click from any country in the world.
Zelensky's video address in English is also released. The President of Ukraine speaks about the initiative and asks to help Ukraine.
"Today, the whole free world has got united around Ukraine. Countries, companies, international organizations, and most importantly – people. Now you are among them too. Thank you. Only together, we have the potential to stop the war that Russia has started and to rebuild what Russia has destroyed. Together we can help freedom defeat tyranny," Zelensky said.
He added that "this fundraising platform is a part of global United24 initiative that has been launched to support Ukraine."
“Here, in one click, you can donate funds to protect our defenders, to save our civilians, and to rebuild Ukraine. All funds will be transferred to the National Bank of Ukraine and allocated to the relevant ministries. Reports will be updated every 24 hours. Every donation matters for victory. Donate to protect, donate to save, donate to rebuild,” Zelensky urged.
He stressed that "today Ukraine is fighting not only for its own freedom but for the freedom of the whole democratic world."
"We will always remember your contribution to the victory of Ukraine, to the victory of freedom," the Head of State added.