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Elizabeth Palmer from CBS News wrote an article how Army SOS helps under-equipped Ukrainian army

Elizabeth Palmer writes that Ukraine’s military, is in desperate need of better weapons.

According to the CBS News corespondent Ukrainian troops — poorly trained and equipped — are now under heavy pressure from the rebels armed by Russia. Although conditions have improved slightly over eight months, the Ukrainian troops still rely on aid from donations.

Further is a direct quotation form Elizabeth Palmer’s coverage about how Army SOS helps under-equipped Ukrainian army.

Oleksi Savchenko showed CBS News around the Kiev warehouse of his organization Army SOS, just one of the civilian groups that raises funds using social media and collects supplies for the troops from all over the world, including basics like goggles and radios.

Oleksi Savchenko collects donations for the under-equipped Ukrainian military through his organization Army SOS.

“We have collected and spent about 25 million hryvnia. It’s more than $1 million,” Savchenko says.

Before dawn Wednesday, Army SOS loaded up and we joined them for the 500 mile drive across Ukraine to a staging point 30 miles from the front line.

Among the most high-tech donations are drones, custom-made in Army SOS’s own workshop.

They help, but what the Ukrainians say they need are ultra-sophisticated American weapons systems for secure communications and detecting enemy guns.

We asked if the U.S. did send lethal weapons and aid, if that would risk escalating the war.

“This war is already going on at full power,” Savchenko says.

  • Elizabeth Palmer has been a CBS News correspondent since August 2000. She has been based in London since late 2003, after having been based in Moscow (2000-03). Palmer reports primarily for the “CBS Evening News.”

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How volunteers Support Ukrainian Army and How Ukrainian Army resists Russian Invasion and corruption in Ukraine 

Video footage by a Volunteer showing how the Russian Armed Forces are invading Ukraine and supporting international terrorists in an attempt to tear Ukraine’s industrial heart away. Thousands of men, women and children have been killed, raped, tortured and taken hostage. The violence continues.

After years of mismanagement, the Ukrainian state is in dire need of support and its depleted armed forces now depend on outside donations and aid. As Ukraine’s new president and government move to repair the damage caused by years of negligence and corruption, numerous volunteer groups are helping to save their brothers, sisters and the Ukrainian state.

This video shows regular people delivering aid, food, water and clothing to the front lines. Take a look.



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