How Roman.ua helps the Armed Forces of Ukraine
Since the start of the full-scale invasion, Roman.ua has been actively engaged in volunteer activities. Since the first days of the war, the agency’s founder Roman Rybalchenko has been buying quadcopters, vehicles, and clothing for the military. The company also holds charity raffles for the needs of the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine and joins the collections of trusted funds.
Since February, we have transferred more than $30,000 to the AFU. We are grateful to our clients and the entire Roman.ua team for giving us the opportunity to donate and support the Armed Forces of Ukraine!
Last update 11.12.2022
Who are we helping?
For the most part, it’s the first circle — those we know well. These are our defenders from Defense Intelligence, Special Operations Forces, Territorial Defence Forces, National Guard and Medical Forces. We know these people well, so we don’t ask for photos or formal requests and appreciations from the units — they send some photos when they have time.
Also, as a company, we donated to the:
- Medical battalion “Hospitallers”
- “ARMY SOS” charity fund (developers of the “Kropyva” system)”;
- «Drones for Ukraine» foundation.
We joined the campaigns launched by:
- Chykanov Dmytro for arty;
- Denis Dovgopoliy for drones;
- Alexander Khlevnuk for steel hornets, and others.
We received gratitude from our soldiers for our active volunteer work. In words and artifacts: we received a case from NLAW and Javelin, which we raffled off in charity lotteries.
2 Draws of Javelin cases for donations
n the fall, we held two prize draws to win Javelin and NLAW cases on social media and raised more than $7,500 for our reconnaissance in the Donetsk region!
The money from our Javelin and NLAW cases draws for Defense Intelligence went for:
- Vehicles (winter tires for 5 cars, a boat);
- Radios and repeaters, and other things.
- 4 DJI Mini 2 drones;
- Amplified antennas for Mavic-type drones
- «Steel hornets» for Mavic-type drones;
- Share in the DJI Matrice 30T fee;
- Thermal underwear;
- Radio to headphone adapters with active noise modulation, battery chargers, and rechargeable batteries;
- Long-range shooting tripods;
- Night vision devices on vehicles;
- A share in a large fundraising campaign to automate and modernize air defense systems;
- For the Hospitallers Medical Battalion activities.
May – August Report
- We bought 2 lightweight DJI drones for the guys at the zero line
- We purchased more than a dozen adapters to connect walkie-talkies and noise-canceling headphones
- We joined the collection a the car
- Donated to a drone fundraiser
- And took part in a few more non-public cases
January – May Report
- We sent $2,000 to the account of ARMY SOS.
- We bought an engine for a reconnaissance vehicle for about $2,000. The car is a “beauty”, painted in camouflage, with the ability to disable the “stops” and other military features, so buying a new one was not an option. We are grateful to Vladyslav Zhuravel and CarFinder for their help in finding the engine. We thank Roman Uzhva and Alexandr Alexandrov for their help with the remote purchase and logistics. Unfortunately, we can only show you a photo of the engine to avoid giving away too many details.
- We sent $2,000 for the Autel evo II dual 640t rugged bundle drone, organized by our friends at The Gate Agency and collected by Elen Johnson.
P.S. Of course, that doesn’t take into account each team’s assistance (donations to popular charitable foundations, humanitarian aid, TRO service, volunteering) and taxes (direct and indirect).
The economic front
We haven’t switched to reduced interest and tax holidays. And we keep paying the 5% EPT and the unified social contribution every month.
Furthermore, we received UAH 6,500 of support from the state and sent it to the Armed Forces to speed up the transition from one budget to another.
We support all our staff
We pay salaries to the entire team: those who have joined the TRO, interns, office managers, and part-timers. In the first months, we paid less than we did before the war, but each month since then, we have been raising the percentage to the “maximum” while the turnover has been recovering. Іn June, we reached the “pre-war” salary.
By doing our best at the economic front line, we will win together!