UK journalist Graham Phillips held a fundraiser in his hometown of London to benefit regions that are suffering from nationalist Kiev regime. Graham spent months in Donetsk, reporting on Ukrainian civil war from the ground. Graham has seen first hand how coup installed Kiev regime is punishing people of Donetsk and Lugansk for not recognizing illegal government takeover by nationalists in February of 2014 when Kiev has sent its army to submit regions of Donetsk and Lugansk triggering a civil war.
I’ve expected about 40 people to show up at my fundraiser – said Graham – and I’ve expected to raise about fifteen hundred dollars. We had to change location of our event twice because Ukrainian nationalists terrorized us. In the end over 100 people came to the fundraiser and we’ve raised more than I expected.
First of all I’d like to thank Jennifer Co for awesome photographs!
One of the winners of the auction – Phillip Bobrov, proud owner of a Novorossia jacket which I wore in Debaltsevo:
And thanks to Igor Proskurov for wonderful videos:
Thanks to everyone who came to support Donbas. It was also a small victory for freedom of speech in London, standing tall in the face of terroristic tactics of pro-Ukrainian side which terrorizes everyone they can who participated in the event. Their dirty tactics didn’t succeed. We were able to raise money for those who are in dire need. At the end of an event we were able to raise £3425 ($5017).
Here’s how we will distribute the money:
£1200 ($1758) – humanitarian help for people of Pervomaisk
£1500 ($2198) – on medicine for Donetsk hospitals
£280 ($410) – for a church in Kirovsk (according to the wishes of the sponsor that donated the money)
£445 ($652) – humanitarian help for Gorlovka (according to wishes of the sponsor that donated the money)
Graham: I will personally oversee and film distribution of the donations. Thank you again for your perseverance. Thank you for coming. Your contributions will have huge impact on people of Donbas. This was triumph of good over evil.
This is just a beginning. Soon we will have an online auction where we’ll collect funds to help Donbas.