Ukrainian officers have used funds from the crypto donation platform launched by the federal government to buy provides for the nation’s navy amid its ongoing conflict with Russia.
In a Friday tweet, Ukraine’s minister of digital transformation, Mykhailo Fedorov, introduced that the nation had bought 5 all-terrain automobiles, which “will come in handy for a challenging environment” — probably referring to situations close to the entrance traces with Russia or the place roads have been broken or destroyed. Funds for 3 of the ATVs originated from Aid for Ukraine, a platform the federal government launched in March that accepts crypto donations “to support people in their fight for freedom.”
Three ATVs for defenders are funded for crypto donations @_AidForUkraine, two extra — provided by the Minister of Defense @oleksiireznikov. These all-terrain automobiles will come in useful for a difficult atmosphere. Better efficiency of the Army — our joint aim and massive hope. pic.twitter.com/FxL1VyUNBd
— Mykhailo Fedorov (@FedorovMykhailo) May 13, 2022
At the time of publication, Aid for Ukraine has reportedly raised greater than $60 million in Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Tether (USDT), Polkadot’s DOT, Solana’s SOL and USD Coin (USDC). Fedorov reported on Wednesday that the federal government had already used among the funds to provide 5,000 gasoline masks to state border guards and the military. Aid for Ukraine has additionally bought greater than 5,000 “optical and thermal imaging devices” for the nation’s navy for the reason that conflict started; tablets aimed at serving to Ukrainians escaping the nation discover lodging and help; bulletproof vests; medical provides; automobiles; and clothes
The higher our troopers see the occupants — the higher we see our victory coming. pic.twitter.com/KSFT0lUrNh
— Aid For Ukraine (@_AidForUkraine) May 4, 2022
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Since the start of the Russian navy invasion in February, the Ukrainian authorities has turned to the crypto house many occasions as an answer for receiving funds from involved events. Fedorov introduced in April that the federal government would settle for contributions towards the conflict effort within the type of nonfungible tokens, or NFTs, which is able to in flip be offered to “contribute to the Ukrainian victory,” and it lately launched a charity NFT assortment with items from Ukraine’s online game builders and digital artists.