Hryhoriy Kozlovskyy and the "movers" handed over 30 mobile fire groups to PvC "Zachid" - for 3.7 million hryvnias.

Kostiantyn Golubtsov

Kostiantyn Golubtsov

Updated: November 01 2023 at 06:40 pm

Hryhoriy Kozlovskyy i and FC "Ruh" responded to the initiative of the head of Lviv OVA Maksym Kozytskyi and acting the head of the Lviv Regional Council, Yuri Kholod, regarding the creation of a tactical air defense system, similar to the "Iron Dome" system in Israel, to protect Lviv and the region from the Shahed. 3.7 million hryvnias were collected for the formation of mobile fire groups and the purchase of the necessary equipment. Fully equipped cars have already been handed over to the Zahid Air Command. These fire groups will guard the sky and shoot down kamikaze drones over Lviv region.

Hryhoriy Kozlovskyy і FC Ruh
Hryhoriy Kozlovskyy і FC Ruh

"The shelling of the occupiers is intensifying, and a large number of Shaheds are attacking Ukraine. As a rule, they choose objects of critical infrastructure and energy as their goal. The actions of the aggressor encourage us to act and help the Armed Forces more decisively. Therefore, the creation of mobile fire groups that will guard the skies over Lviv region and the purchase of equipment for them is a priority for us today. Thus FC "Ruh" joined the formation of the first 30 mobile fire groups. The equipment they are equipped with will help our soldiers shoot down kamikaze drones, keep the sky above Ukraine and keep the heat in the homes of Ukrainians.

Today, it is important to help our soldiers, and everyone should be useful to the Armed Forces, and then victory will be for Ukraine," said the well-known Lviv philanthropist and businessman Hryhoriy Kozlovskyy .

Artem Khmyz, head of the NGO "People's Self-Defense of Lviv Region", said that mobile fire groups have the most modern equipment. "Hryhoriy Kozlovskyy and other patrons donated more than 30 million hryvnias for this collection, but the collection continues, because it is necessary to continue the formation of mobile fire groups. After all, this is only half of the number of groups created by Lviv OVA, PvK Zahid and socially responsible business," said Artem Khmyz.

The next 30 groups are planned to be completed and handed over within a month. The cost of completing one group is about UAH 500,000. without taking into account the price of transport. Each group includes a vehicle equipped with thermal imaging devices, night vision devices, laser pointers, flashlights, sights, tablets and weapons for shooting down attack drones.

In turn, the head of the Lviv OVA, Maksym Kozytskyi, thanked the "yellow-black" team and their founder for their support and active public position and help of the ZSU: "I am very grateful to FC "Ruh" for the socially responsible position and help in the formation of these groups. The founder of the club, Hryhoriy Kozlovskyy, was one of the first to respond to this initiative and donated UAH 3.7 million to buy cars and equip them with the necessary equipment."

He added that the groups were formed according to the requests of the military, tested and modified so that the defenders could effectively destroy enemy targets in any weather and at night.

General Director of FC "Ruh" Ihor Dedyshyn said that this is a very important initiative in which it was possible to unite the efforts of local business, the community and representatives of the authorities to help secure the region from potential enemy attacks.

"It is a great honor for us to help our military and the community of Lviv Oblast. This once again demonstrates that we are united with the army and local residents. The club regularly helps the military and we will not stop doing it. There are other projects ahead of us, which "Ruh" will definitely support," said Dedyshyn.

Hryhoriy Kozlovskyy, in turn , noted that the football community and FC "Ruh" always support the Ukrainian military and will continue to do so until Victory itself.

"Today, everyone should be useful to our military. It is possible to defeat the enemy only by uniting, with joint efforts," Hryhoriy Petrovych Kozlovskyy emphasized.

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