Come back

2 min

10 Nov. 2023

3302

Is the US cutting aid to Ukraine?

Tourists in Ukraine
Popular
Travel
War
Ukraine

Share:

Is the US cutting aid to Ukraine?

Recent events have made the world talk about how the United States and Americans are tired of the war and are reducing their support for Ukraine. But is this really true? Learn more about how US citizens are helping Ukraine by personally traveling to the country during the war

If you appreciate the Visit Ukraine project and our help, you can support the team's work
If you appreciate the Visit Ukraine project and our help, you can support the team's work
DONATE


In light of recent events in Ukraine and the world, the information space has been filled with narratives that the West and the United States in particular are tired of the war in Ukraine and that the level of their support will no longer be what it used to be. In addition, each of us has probably seen loud headlines that Americans are exhausted by the war and are against Ukraine. But is this really true?


The article below explains how US citizens help Ukraine not only in words but also in deeds and what steps they are willing to take to support Ukrainians.


The humanitarian mission of Americans in Ukraine during the war


In September, Visit Ukraine and its partners launched a new unique project - donation tours to Ukraine, which allows foreigners not only to visit the de-occupied regions of the country but also to become real volunteers and part of Ukraine's victory.


Our project aims to involve as many caring people as possible in supporting Ukraine and Ukrainians. And one of the first to join this humanitarian mission was a US citizen, including a hedge fund trader, Mr. John Thomas.


John Thomas is a Vietnam veteran, a former pilot who has been to almost all the hot spots of the world. He also worked as a journalist under the pseudonym Randolph Bronte and as a correspondent for The Economist and The Financial Times.




In a personal conversation, John Thomas shared that he came to Ukraine to see with his own eyes the Ukrainian struggle and the consequences of the russian invasion, as he is very supportive of Ukraine and has a strongly negative attitude towards russia. 


In addition, John Thomas wanted to make a personal contribution to supporting Ukraine, and that is why he decided to go on a humanitarian mission, including to the de-occupied regions of the south of the country. 




Together with John Thomas, a well-known doctor, Dr. David Fillmore, came to Ukraine to help Ukrainian hospitals and doctors. They noted that the preparation for the trip lasted several months, but the most difficult stage of the humanitarian mission was the road to Ukraine. However, despite the difficulties, they believe that they have fulfilled all their goals, and the trip itself met their expectations.






Visit Ukraine on social media: Telegram | YouTube | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | TikTok




How did Mr. John Thomas and Dr. David Fillmore contribute to supporting Ukraine?


During the humanitarian mission, our guests visited Kyiv and the de-occupied cities of Kyiv region, as well as Mykolaiv and the de-occupied villages of Mykolaiv region. As part of the donation tour to Ukraine, they visited Ukrainians from the frontline regions as real volunteers and distributed humanitarian aid, as well as had the opportunity to personally communicate with eyewitnesses of the russian invasion. In addition, John Thomas noted that he had seen the military and was impressed by the way the army works on the eastern front.




Dr. David Fillmore also made a separate significant contribution to the support of Ukrainian hospitals. In addition to talking to Ukrainian doctors, sharing his experience and arranging for remote communication with them to help with consultations in the future, he said he intends to help hospitals with the necessary equipment and has already started raising funds to purchase contrast injectors for MRI.


In total, John Thomas has donated $2,500 to Ukrainian hospitals, but he and David Fillmore will continue to raise funds to help Ukraine in the United States and plan to come to Ukraine with a new humanitarian mission in the spring of 2024.


You can learn more about the humanitarian mission of Mr. John Thomas and Dr. David Fillmore in a video interview on our YouTube channel.


How can a foreigner help Ukraine now?


Now more than ever, Ukraine needs support, not only material but also moral. Unfortunately, the war is affecting every Ukrainian and draining the human psyche. 


But if you have the desire and inspiration to make a personal contribution to supporting Ukrainians and Ukraine's victory, you can become part of our charity project and come to Ukraine by purchasing a donation tour. Read more about the Donation Tours to Ukraine project here.


And we want to thank everyone who has not remained indifferent to the war in Ukraine and continues to support Ukrainians in such difficult times. Each of your contributions helps Ukrainians fight for their right to freedom and independence and brings the country one step closer to victory!


We remind you! As military tourism is gaining popularity around the world, some may confuse the concepts of war tours and unique donation tours to Ukraine by Visit Ukraine. Read what is the fundamental difference between these two concepts and why donation tours have a much deeper meaning and benefit here.


Want to know more? Read the latest news and useful materials about Ukraine and the world in the News section.




You may be interested in:


Visit Ukraine Donation - make a good deed and an important contribution to the Victory of Ukraine;

Visit Ukraine Legal advice - comprehensive legal support on entry to Ukraine;

Visit Ukraine Tours - the largest online database of tours to Ukraine for every taste;

Visit Ukraine Merch - choose patriotic clothing and accessories with worldwide delivery;

Visit Ukraine News - get the latest news and updates in our Telegram channel;

Cooperation - cooperation and advertising integrations with Visit Ukraine and Visit World projects.




© 2018-2023, Visit Ukraine. Use, copying or reprinting of materials on this site is permitted only with a link (hyperlink for online publications) to Visit Ukraine.

All rights reserved.

Recommended articles

3 min

Entry rules Current rules for entering Ukraine: border crossing, required documents, visa requirements, restrictions

Current rules for entering Ukraine: border crossing, required documents, visa requirements, restrictions

Ukrainians, foreign citizens and stateless persons can freely enter the territory of Ukraine during the war, but subject to certain restrictions. Find out all about the current rules for crossing the Ukrainian border and the documents required for this purpose

24 Oct. 2023

More details

3 min

War Joining the International Legion of Ukraine: the most common problems and reasons for rejection

Joining the International Legion of Ukraine: the most common problems and reasons for rejection

Every month a large number of foreigners apply to join the Foreign Legion. However, despite the fact that the application procedure has been simplified, foreigners continue to face a number of problems. Find out how to avoid common difficulties and what are the most common reasons for rejection

26 Oct. 2023

More details

2 min

Popular The European Commission officially recommends starting negotiations on Ukraine's accession to the EU: what are the next steps?

The European Commission officially recommends starting negotiations on Ukraine's accession to the EU: what are the next steps?

Ukraine's path to the EU continues, and the European Commission has recently released a report on Ukraine's progress towards membership. Find out more about the key findings and further conditions necessary for Ukraine's accession to the EU

08 Nov. 2023

More details

2 min

War What's happening in the Zaporizhzhia sector, in Avdiivka and on the left bank of the Dnipro?

What's happening in the Zaporizhzhia sector, in Avdiivka and on the left bank of the Dnipro?

The occupying army has been storming the outskirts of Avdiivka for several weeks now, and Ukrainian heavy equipment has been spotted on the left bank of the Kherson region. Find out what's happening at the front and who is taking the initiative and advancing

09 Nov. 2023

More details