Alex Kinash and Janis Sadinovs campaign
Hello Friends, Colleagues and people of Latvia & Great Britain
We are at a very critical point of the war and you can all genuinely make a difference and save lives. Please help keep the Ukrainian fight and people alive.
We are Alex & Janis - proud members of the NAFO 69th Sniffing Brigade.
Our organisation raises funds, and we personally deliver the trucks directly to brave Ukrainian units on the front line.
We have delivered over 160 so far. The trucks are critical to saving lives, providing safe transport and the ability to rapidly evacuate the wounded across very difficult terrain.
UK stands with Bakhmut has just completed a fundraising round for a few truck for the 53rd Brigade.
Today we are launching Latvia Stands with Bakhmut to raise funds for the 127th Brigade who are in critical need of a new vehicle to help them stay alive across the front line.
About Janis – Latvia Stands with Bakhmut
My name is Janis, and I am from Latvia. I had the opportunity and pleasure to visit Ukraine multiple times before the war; one thing that stands out for me is their dedication, and passion towards their country, culture, and way of life.
The moment that made me realize I need to do way more to help was when talking to my Ukrainian friend on the phone at3 am because she could not get in touch with her mother. Her mother was working in a hospital that had been under heavy bombardment by the Russian military for over 24 hours.
She cried hysterically while describing scenarios about her mother no- longer being alive. She genuinely believed she had been killed. Then and there by feeling a close person's pain being so real, I made a subconscious decision to do more.
I started by reading and understanding the scope of the war, and the needs of the Ukrainian army, donated to various charities, and started raising awareness amongst my friend and acquaintances.
After being in Ukraine during the April of 2023 and seeing the tremendous display of bravery and unity from its people alongside the damage and suffering that Russia has brought to Ukraine, I am pleading for all of you to do more. Unfortunately, nothing is over or even close to being over, and that's why collectively, we need to do everything possible for Ukraine to win.
Latvia Stands with Bakhumut
Today we launch the 2nd part of our ‘stand with Bakhmut’ campaign so we can get mission critical equipment into the frontline .
Our defenders are engaged in fierce combat. Bakhumut holds and remains the centre of this conflict.
Trucks are critical to the brave fighting and medical units:
- They enable the rapid recovery of wounded and death soldiers from the battlefield (Medics can take 6 wounded at a time per truck)
- They enable the rapid movement and re-deployment of soldiers (Who are under constant shelling, you need to move quick here)
- They enable the rapid re-supply of supplies (The fighting is relentless – medical kits, ammo, tourniquets constantly on move )
This fundraiser is to buy a truck(s) (We can easily overfund this if we go for it – many other units are waiting, we just sadly have to prioritise and sometimes say no.
69th Sniffing Brigade trucks are well liked by the 70 + units we support. We have delivered 165 so far, all funded by civilians of the world like you.
- We only buy decent pick-ups, that are quite new (Hilux, L200 etc)
- We have a dedicated truck facility, that overhauls and rigorously checks reliability (Breakdown = Death)
- We fit with Night Vision, so they can be driven at night, with no lights
- We have our own customised Camo – that provides good concealment in the field when stationary
When you donate to the campaign, depending on your donation, your generosity can be recognised in different ways:
Next goad is the truck for 127th Brigade (13 000£)