The commander-in-chief inherited the funds from an American of Ukrainian origin.
The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, General Valery Zaluzhnyi, donated 1 million dollars to the army. He received the funds as an inheritance from an American of Ukrainian origin Hryhoriy Stepants.
As The New York Times writes, this information was confirmed to journalists by Stepants family and the press service of the General Staff.
Journalists noted that in total, throughout 2022, Ukrainians donated 22.3 billion hryvnias to the army. This is about 500 million dollars. At the same time, charitable contributions within our country aimed at humanitarian aid amounted to 920 million hryvnias, or 20 million dollars.
In addition, many entrepreneurs transfer money to the Armed Forces. Restaurants offer patrons to donate small amounts to the military when paying the bill.
The publication reminded that public organizations are also engaged in collecting donations for the army. These funds are used to purchase body armor, night vision goggles, infrared sights and other equipment.
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