KYIV, Ukraine (KDKA) – On Monday, several professors living in Ukraine held a board discussion about the ongoing crisis in the country. They talked about ways people can help in this time of need.
In the midst of this war, all while sheltering in basements to protect themselves from air raids, professors from the Kyiv School of Economics struggled to organize.
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Tymofiy Mylovanov, associate professor of economics at the University of Pittsburgh and dean of the Kyiv School of Economics, has raised more than $800,000 through the school to fund humanitarian efforts in Ukraine. The money was raised in less than 24 hours, showing the willingness of so many people to help during this crisis.
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“We want to show that Ukraine has the right to self-determination. It’s a sovereign country, it’s been underestimated. We are proud, independent people. We will survive and we will resist,” said Mylovanov.
Mylovanov said the people who contributed their voices were just as important as the people who contributed their money.
The money raised by the school will go to people in Ukrainian cities hardest hit by this war. They were able to establish new supply lines to bring things like medical supplies and food to places that had been cut off by the Russian military.
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