Meeting with the head of the Ukrainian foundation held within the scope of MSPO

03 september 2022
Taras Czmut, head of Ukraine's largest "military" foundation "Come Back Live", meets journalists on the first day of the International Defence Industry Exhibition, i.e. 6 September.

Since the beginning of the Russian invasion, the "Come Back Live" foundation has collected over UAH 4 billion (approximately PLN 513 million).

Taras Czmut emphasizes that the foundation's objective is not to provide supplies to every soldier but to use donations to change the course of a military campaign. The foundation can buy one fighter for $ 10 million and nothing will change. They can also spend this amount on 10 professional unmanned systems, which, in cooperation with HIMARS launchers, will change the situation on the front line.

The "Come Back Live" Foundation became the first charity in Ukraine to obtain a permit to purchase weapons. In May, the contract was signed, and already in June, the unmanned Bayraktar TB2 system worth 16.5 million dollars was delivered. This has been the largest project of the foundation.

Czmut became interested in military while still at school,  at the age of 16, together with journalist Oleksandr Argat, he founded the "Ukrainian Military Portal".  Taras volunteered after the war started in 2014. And in 2015-2017 he served in the Marines.

At the beginning of 2022, Czmut intended to leave the post of the Foundation head and move to Asia,  however the war changed his plans. He literally lived in his office for the first 2.5 months of the war. "Now everyone has to focus on the war and our victory," says Taras Czmut.

Journalists will meet the activist on Tuesday, 6 September at 3 p.m. at the Targi Kielce Press Office.

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