Ukraine Aid Ops

We are an international group of civilian volunteers securing protective gear and life-saving equipment, delivered directly into the hands of front line defenders in Ukraine.  

What are we supplying:

  • Protective gear & equipment (helmets, plates, body armor, safety goggles, ear protection…) 
  • Clothing (winter uniforms, shoes, thermal underwear, gloves…)
  • Technical equipment (secure radios, night vision devices, drones, range finders…)
  • Medical kits and other necessary things (sleeping bags, generators, power banks, shovels…)
  • Vehicles

Deliveries to Ukrainian Defenders

What We've Accomplished So Far...

Radio Fundraiser (finished)

Target: $125.000 For: 500 encrypted radios

Total donations: $ 130,439.
Purchased items: 910 encrypted radios.
Total costs: +/- $ 200,000 ex transport & delivery.

Field Hospital Tents Fundraiser (finished)

Target: $ 60,000 For: 1 large, climate controlled & 5 smaller tents

Total donations: $ 61,072
Purchased items:
– 7 easy assemblefield hospital tents
– 2 EC units on trailers
Total costs: +/- $ 60.000 incl shipment

Support-a-unit (Aidar, 54th & 93rd)

Target: $ 69,000 (combined)

Total donations: $ 74,335
Purchased items:
– 5 high end long distance drones (thermal)
– 2 night vision devices
– FPV drones & parts
– one pick-up truck
Total costs: > $ 75,000 ex transport & delivery

General fundraiser

Target: $ 750,000 (updated)

Total donations: $ 645,958
Spent on:
– radios, helmets, plates, drones, nightvision (> 350,000, topping up the campaigns)
– shipments Amazon & donated goods
– transports, customs, deliveries, cars & repairs, warehousing
– variety of items: rangefinders, optics, lifestraws, headphones, textiles, summer boots etc etc
– operational reserve

Night Vision Fundraiser & Thermal Fundraiser

Target: $ 360,000 (UK & US fundraiser combined) For: approx. 130 Night Vision Devices

Total donations: $ 275,218 (combined)
Purchased items:
– 195 Night Vision Devices
Total costs: > $ 450,000 ex transport & delivery

Helmets & Body-armour Fundraiser

Target: $ 500,000 For: Ongoing Supply of Helmets & Body Armor

Total donations: $ 410,856
Purchased items:
– 2,275 helmets
– 2,775 armored vests
– 600 extra ceramic plates
Total costs: > $ 500,000 ex transport & delivery,

Winter Uniforms & Winter Gear Fundraiser

Target: $ 400,000 (updated) For: 2500 uniforms & boots + winter gear

Total donations: $ 415,846
Purchased items so far (more to come):
– 2,256 Winter Boots – 2,050 Winter Uniforms – 500 Socks
– 300 Winter Sleeping Bags – 400 Winter Mattresses
– 52 Generators – 152 Power Stations
– 400 Tactical Winter Gloves – 1100 Overboots
Total costs: over $ 450,000 incl transport, ex delivery

Drone Fundraiser

Target: $ 800,000 (updated) For: Ongoing supply of drones

Total donations: $ 630,654
Purchased items so far (more to come):
– 95 regular drones (non-thermal)
– 25 regular drones (thermal)
– 41 high end long distance drones (thermal)
– 180 tablets – 30 antennas – batteries, patching
– $225,000 worth of drone parts
Total costs: > $ 1,000,000 ex transport & delivery

Medical Fundraiser

For: ongoing supply of IFAKs & medicine

Total donations: $ 270,071
Purchased items so far (more to come):
– 1500 IFAKs – 5000 Tourniquets – 1000 chestseals
– 4 ventilators – 4 linear ultrasounds – 4 oxygen cylinders
– 2 endoscopes – $15K worth of medical supplies – $21K worth of medicine
Total costs: > $ 200,000 ex transport & delivery

Ambulance Fund (Private donor)

Received: $ 200.000 For: ambulances & evacuation cars

Total donations: $ 200,000
Purchased items so far (more to come):
– 7 ambulances
– 5 evac vehicles
– repairs and delivery costs
Total costs: +/- $ 150,000

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These are the results of our major campaigns. Transport, customs and/or delivery costs are covered by the general fundraiser, unless
stated otherwise. Income from Victory Gallery and designated bank transfer have been allocated to the various campaigns.
Where more is spent as collected, the remainder is covered by the general fundraiser. Where more is spent as collected on a campaign, the remainder is covered by the general fundraiser. 

Our Network in Ukraine

  • Build trust and connections to over 100 units, supplying them with some needed equipment
  • Recognition by Ukrainian Ministry of Defence, Military Intelligence and validations as trusted organisation helping the Ukrainian defenders

How you can help

Donate Money

Donate money to our general campaign or a specific campaign/cause. 

UAO Wishlist

Order much needed gear and other items from our Amazon wishlist. 

Victory Gallery Store

Auction beautiful artworks, crafts, memorabilia or buy awesome perks.

Help Us Fundraise

Ukraine Aid Ops Local Market Honey

Help us fundraise as a business, influencer, org., or private person. 


It’s a challenge to get items exactly where they are needed most. Therefore, Ukraine Aid Ops has set up direct, supplier-to-people-on-the-ground pipeline in Ukraine, which has proven effective for matching demand and supply.

We are different from many other groups helping in Ukraine because we are a registered public charity in the US and Ukraine, which means our finances are subject to strict oversight helping safeguard your donations. 

Other supportive governments are doing a lot. But the need in Ukraine still far oustrips the supply, due to the massive growth of the Army in a few months time. That’s why grass roots initiatives are still necessary and welcomed by the Ukraine government. Besides that, there are significant logistical challenges in Ukraine due to the war.

Literally 100% of your donation will go toward buying and delivering aid and protective equipment to the people in Ukraine who need it most, unless you direct it specifically to logistics and overhead. Otherwise, we volunteers are donating ourselves, paying for software, administrative and logistics costs out of pocket.

We welcome donations toward those, but not if it means smaller amounts for aid and protective equipment. So again, unless clearly stated otherwise, 100% of your donation will go toward buying and delivering aid and protective equipment to the people in Ukraine who need it most.

This is a great question, and one you should definitely be asking. The entire reason Ukraine Aid Ops exists is because a lot of the larger fundraising efforts by official organizations have not been as effective as hoped at actually getting aid and protective equipment into the hands of those who need it most.

To help show our legitimacy, we can show you photos and videos of units receiving equipment from us. Here are just a few examples of 100+ units we’ve delivered to:

1st Separate Marine Battalion –
Omega Special Unit –
47th Assault Brigade –
51st TDF Battalion:
3rd Separate Assault Brigade –
Sheikh Mansur Batallion –
SBU Special Unit –
Ukrainian Volunteer Corps –
International Legion of Ukraine –

We regularly test samples before we decide which supplier or manufacturer we order from.

We have tested the plates with a variety of weaponry to confirm that they are of sufficient quality, and have worked directly with manufacturers to ensure that the dimensions of the armour plates are correct and that they are produced correctly.  The UAO ground team ensure that these plates end up directly in the hands of those in Ukraine who need them most.

We hand aid, protective equipment and vehicles directly to units in Ukraine that are in harm’s way. This includes medical groups, territorial defense, national guard, regular army and international volunteers that we vet carefully through our deep local network to determine their legitimacy.
Check out the Twitter links under “How do I know this organization is legitimate?” above to see examples.

In the United States we have been granted 501(c)(3) public charity status, so donations to our fundraisers are currently tax deductible to the full extent of the law for those who file US income taxes.  At this time, to our knowledge, donations are not tax deductible in other countries.

We are proud that Ukraine Aid Operations is an organization of international volunteers from more than a dozen nations across the globe.

We condemn racism and other forms of extremism and bigotry and we stand for cultural and ethnic diversity which unites behind one aim – helping those who fight for a free and democratic Ukraine!

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