Vinnytsia launches campaign to turn Russian books into aid for air defense

Vinnytsia launches campaign to turn Russian books into aid for air defense

Katerina Belousova

The promotion will last until March 31

A campaign to collect Russian books has been launched in Vinnytsia, with the proceeds from the recycling of the books going to the needs of mobile firing groups of the Center air defense unit.

This initiative will help preserve the environment and help the military at the same time, the press service of the Vinnytsia City Council reports.

It is noted that the initiative is being implemented by the Gurkit Charitable Foundation, Vivat Publishing House, and Vinnytsia City Council.

Olha Remeshevska, director of Vinnytsia's Department of Recovery and Development, said that you can bring several books or "packages" for recycling.

"Waste paper is not garbage, but a very valuable resource that allows us to save as many trees as possible, and thus the environment. Our partners from the Gurkit Foundation initiated this collection for charity and we hope that it will benefit both the military who defend us and nature," she said.

Vladyslav Samoilenko, director of the Gurkit Foundation, emphasized that they are currently raising money to equip and supply 10 mobile fire groups of the Center Air Defense Unit. These units protect Vinnytsia, Cherkasy and Kirovohrad regions from missiles and drones.

"One of the ideological components of such a collection is to receive outdated, propaganda, imperial and other Russian-language literature, as well as simply outdated waste paper for further processing and use of the proceeds for air defense. In partnership with Vivat Publishing House, we are holding a national campaign to collect such waste paper in ten cities of Ukraine, including Vinnytsia," he said.

Books can be brought to the Pich cultural space from Tuesday to Sunday from 14:00 to 20:00 at 25 Hryhorii Skovoroda Street (entrance from the back of the building). The campaign will last until March 31.

As EcoPolitic previously reported, Vinnytsia has started accepting plastic PET bottle caps for recycling at 5 UAH per kilogram.

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