Watch this 97-minute Netflix documentary now released for free viewing in YouTube (or catch it on Netflix if you have it), “Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom.” It is about the 2014 Maidan (or The Maidan Revolution) by fearless, relentless, unstoppable, unarmed, non-violent protesters against ruthless militarized police forces and brutal mercenaries in Kyiv, Ukraine when the president sold out to Putin instead of signing an agreement with the European Union as promised to a People yearning to build upon the freedom they claimed when they declared their independence from the Soviet Union in 1991 (is this still a sentence?).
This is a story that we can learn from, if we are to defend our freedom when our time comes, and it seems to be coming sooner than I ever believed it could. Democracy in the United States is at greater risk than ever. I know people don’t get it, don’t think so, can’t believe it. They just don’t know, because, like Putin’s duped citizens, they can’t. Some others may have to die because of it, if we are to succeed.
Watch this documentary and see what the dead can do when they know the truth and fight for it, when their courage inspires victory for the living, when they find out just how fragile democracy can be, and how precious, and give their lives for it.
Don’t waste your brain energy calling me pessimistic. It doesn’t matter anymore. Whether I am pessimistic or not, the warning must go out. Whether my efforts are pessimistic or not, I must continue, especially because so many others will not prepare for the trouble we so likely face. The Autocracy Party has just about all the guns, and the willingness to use them for delusional reasons. Are you ready for that?
I am preparing for the fall of democracy in the United States. You should, too. You have nothing to lose by being prepared, and a free nation to gain.
My truly optimistic take on it says that with preparation and dedication to protecting our civilization, we can succeed. Otherwise, we go into something like a Dark Age. An optimist looks ahead and sees ways to succeed, not ways to act in the future, or to hope to do, but ways to act now for the sake of the future. Preparation is optimistic. It says there is a way, so take it. Optimism is not merely about hoping for the best. In fact, that’s just stupid in many instances. Hope can be stupid. I am preparing, not hoping.
Now, in 2022, Putin wants to take away from Ukraine what they earned in the past, what death bought for them in 2014. Watching this documentary, you’ll see why they will NEVER let him take it from them, and they will continue fighting from the grave that they do not fear.
Me neither. My grave is not something to fear, except by our enemies.
Slava Ukraini! Glory to Ukraine! Learn from them to never give up!
Long live the dead.
Olena was wounded on February 24, 2022, the day Russia invaded Ukraine. She and over forty-four million Ukrainians and other residents there need our help. Helping them helps us. It may even save us from ourselves.
The remainder of this post is copied from https://war.ukraine.ua/support-ukraine/ – Official website of Ukraine government
[I’m putting this at the top of their list, from where they had it near the bottom, because it is something EVERYBODY must do: USE VERIFIED SOURCES OF INFORMATION. You’d think this would be obvious to people. IT IS DEFINITELY NOT GENERALLY SO.] Read & share only verified news. Russia is conducting a propaganda & information war, reinforcing their bloody aggression with lies and fakes. Please support the truth by trusting only official news sources. You can find a list of verified sources HERE.
You can save lives, no matter where in the world you are.
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Everything you need to help Ukrainians in their fight for peace and freedom – in one place.
- Humanitarian aid
- Host Ukrainian refugees
- Become a medical volunteer
- Cover the news and write about Ukraine
- Read & share only verified news
- Join the Foreign Legion
Donate to Ukraine’s defenders
Donate to Ukraine’s defenders. They’re fighting for peace not only in Ukraine, but in all of Europe. Stand on the side of justice and freedom.
Support real people suffering from the war: families, children, refugees, medics.
Official state hotline numbers for providing humanitarian aid:
Calls from abroad or Ukraine: +380 44 237 00 02
Humanitarian aid account of the Ministry of Social Policy of Ukraine
(food, shelter, medicine, clothes and other help for refugees):
Find the bank transfer details for your appropriate currency here.
UNICEF Fund for supporting Ukrainian children:
Find the official details here.
Ministry of Health + Red Cross fund for assisting doctors:
Scroll down after the press statement, for the bank transfer details in the currency of your choice – here.
Ministry of Health Crypto Wallets for assisting doctors:
Find the official details here.
Host Ukrainian refugees
Families, children, and refugees are seeking safe places of shelter around the world. You can save lives by providing a place to stay.
- Find groups and global services that can help host refugees in your area/country (NGOs, local communities, etc).
- If none exist in your area and you feel you can help – create your own Facebook groups and/or local initiatives!
- Reach out to local authorities and inquire about organizing official refugee programs.
- Contact your Ukranian friends and find out if they are heading to the borders and need help.
Become a medical volunteer
Every day more and more families and children need medical assistance due to Russian aggression. Soldiers need emergency medical aid. Ukrainian medics sorely need assistance both on the front lines and in the rear.
If you have medical experience – you can save lives!
Fill out the form here: https://bit.ly/questionnaire_UA
Full details from the Ministry of Health here.
Cover the news and write about Ukraine
If you are a journalist, you can help Ukraine by spreading the truth and providing media coverage. Help secure peace and save lives!
Contact for media requests/questions:
Oleg Nikolenko, Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, firstname.lastname@example.org
Here you can find a media kit with the official message box from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine (updated daily).
Join the Foreign Legion
If you have the experience and the motivation, you can help protect Ukraine directly by joining the Foreign Legion of Territorial Defense of Ukraine. The best way to do so is via your nearest Ukrainian Embassy or Consulate.
Protect freedom & peace in our fight against Russian aggression! APPLY HERE