Massive and unprecedented volunteer movement fills the void where the Ukrainian state fails.
What You Need to Know:
✓During the Maidan Revolution, volunteer organizations emerged to support the protesters and assist the wounded;
✓The Ukrainian government was unable to handle necessary state tasks during the annexation of Crimea and fighting in Eastern Ukraine: that’s where a massive volunteer movement filled in
✓Volunteer groups, many driven by the war-related patriotic surge, emerged to handle tasks usually shouldered by the state such as supplying soldiers and helping civilians amid the growing conflict in the east;
✓The emergence of volunteerism in Ukraine has led to the development of parallel state structures of civil society in the country at unprecedented levels in the country’s history;
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by Chris Dunnett, Hromadske International