Friendly Greetings: Happy New Year and Merry Christmas!
It's hard to imagine what life is like in Kharkiv.
Yryna Baryshevska has written how two individuals have been impacted by the war.
Winter is Coming!
The recent success of the Ukrainian army in pushing the Russians back toward the border is good news, but the war is far from over. Russian artillery can still strike Kharkiv as witnessed by the attack on the power plant that caused a blackout and disruption of the water supply in our Sister City. The Red Cross is working 24/7 in Kharkiv and in the newly liberated areas to provide all manner of relief to those whose homes were destroyed by artillery attacks or during the Russian occupation.
When Kostia Bashkirov and Tatiana Zima, the Kharkiv Red Cross Leadership Team, visited Cincinnati in August, they identified four things that would be crucial for survival over the next six months.
We did not anticipate that there would be a need to ask again, but conditions on the ground in Kharkiv have changed dramatically. The Cincinnati-Kharkiv Sister City Partnership comes to you again to ask you to contribute what you can do to help our colleagues and friends survive the coming winter. Our goal is to raise $100,000. Every dollar donated to CKSCP will be transferred to the Kharkiv Red Cross to help meet the needs outlined above.