A year of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: the needs of Ukrainian cities are huge

It’s been a year since Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine began on 24 February 2022.

Thousands of civilians were killed as a result of the use of explosive weapons with wide area effects, including shelling from heavy artillery, multiple launch rocket systems, missiles, cluster bombs and air strikes. The war crimes of Russian aggressors include rapes, tortures and murders of the residents. The symbols of these crimes are inter alia Bucha, Irpin, Mariupol, where some of the victims were buried in mass graves. More than 7.5 million people have fled Ukraine and nearly 7 million Ukrainians are internally displaced.

From the very beginning, the UBC cities joined in helping both refugees who came to them and cities in Ukraine that have to rebuild destroyed infrastructure.
All information is available on the UBC website:

The needs are still huge, please see the attachment. Therefore you are welcome to contact Mr Yurii Zherlitsyn with any kind offer of help and support.


Yurii Zherlitsyn
technical assistance coordinator for Ukraine
+38 067 383 44 17
+48 786 411 861 (WhatsApp)

Ukraine’s needs