We Are Raising Money To Support Ukraine
We have been raising money to support Ukraine. So far we have raised over £14,000's. We are supporting a number of projects such as, a Ukrainian women's and children's refugee centre in Poland, a hospital in Lviv and various volunteer support groups in Kyiv Ukraine. We have created a local Facebook Page where we are sharing details.
WE ARE SUPPORTING UKRAINE TO VICTORY
We have just returned from Kyiv. This is the second trip since the war began. The first was during New Year when Russia sent cruise missiles and drones to us. Air raid sirens and explosions, that was a different New Year.
Now in May, spring has blossomed. Everything Russia does to try and destroy Ukraine just makes them stronger. Kyiv is as stunningly beautiful as ever. Sure we had to endure another missile and drone attack, but the Ukrainian air defence shoot most of them down. And when the air raid sirens stop, life returns to normal. Children go to school, shops, cafes & restaurants are open. Indeed I even went to the dentist, podiatrist, optician and had blood tests done.
Ukraine is strong, unbreakable. They are everything that Russia is not. Ukraine's strong family values, strength, courage and dignity make them far superior to a morally bankrupt Russia. Every Ukrainian we met is helping in some way to support thier army. Ukraine is a country that understands they are the shield for Western Europe. They did not want this war, and are sacrificing so many good people to protect us all from Russia.
After this trip we were even more convinced that Ukraine will be victorious. “Slava Ukraini". - May 1st 2023
War in Ukraine
Russia invaded Ukraine on 24 February 2022 - Ukraine Will Win This War
President Putin of Russia is a KGB dinosaur, a left-over relic from the Soviet era. Whilst most of the modern world has moved on and prospered, Putin has led Russia into stagnation and comparative decline compared to most western economies.
Russia has immense natural resources and a possibility to be a real economic force. Unfortunately all the wealth is concentrated around 500 super rich Russians who control more wealth than the poorest 99.8% of Russians.
Putin is a dictator propped up by a corrupt inner circle. A dictator who controls the media and who ruthlessly removes any dissenting opposition. The Russian annexation of the Crimean Peninsula in 2014, and the illegal invasion on the 24th February 2022 is an attempt to reassert Russia's influence in Europe and around the world, to restore the old Soviet bloc. Putin cares nothing for Russian people and has little regard for human life. Putin is a corrupt dictator and a threat to world peace.
Why Kyiv is a Must-See Destination
Ukraine is the largest country in Europe and Kiev (Kyiv) the capital city of Ukraine is considered the best post-Soviet tourist destination in Eastern Europe. It is a city steeped in history, bursting with museums, art and culture. A city that is also modern, dynamic and that can boast some of the best restaurants, bars and nightlife in Europe.
Kiev (Kyiv) offers some big advantages over other European cities. Ukraine is not part of the EU and is a seriously affordable short break destination.
Come visit Kyiv before everyone else discovers Eastern Europe's best kept secret.
CLIMATE IN Kyiv UKRAINE
INTERNET AND MOBILE
CHANGING MONEY IN Kyiv
IS IT SAFE IN Kyiv
There is a war in Ukraine. When the Russian invaders have been driven from Ukraine it will be safe to travel again.
Ukraine can be described as having a continental influenced climate. Kyiv has four distinct seasons: a cold winter, warm hot summer and a cool autumn and spring. High humidity during summer days can often make it feel hot and sticky so get a bottle of water to keep hydrated.
Internet access on mobile phones in Kyiv and Ukraine is very cheap and reliable. Ukraine ranks 4th in the world for the cheapest mobile internet and data usage. In Kyiv you won't have any problems finding free WiFi networks to connect to in bars and restaurants.
The national currency of the Ukraine is Hryvnia (UAH). US dollars and Euros are the most accepted currency to exchange in Ukraine. British sterling can also be exchanged at a more limited number of sites. Cloning credit cards is a common problem so extra care should be taken when using ATM's.