OUR STATEMENT ON THE
WAR IN UKRAINE
“I would never want Ukraine to be a piece on the map, on the chessboard of big global players,
so that someone could toss us around, use us as cover, as part of some bargain.”
– Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Ukraine
War is War
In our privileged peace, the concept of war is reserved for fiction in books, movies and adventure. Once the pretended battles are over, we leave the characters and laugh. But not everyone has this privilege. In the illegal Russian invasion of Ukraine, there are no characters and players. There are only people. Real people.
Life is Life
As these crimes of humanity unfold, we, like many other people worldwide, feel an urge to act. To somehow aid the Ukrainian people. To do something and hope that our combined efforts will make a positive difference. For this reason, we decided to sanction our trade with Russia and donate money to several humanitarian and animal welfare organisations.
Peace is Peace
We hope that the Russian government will cease their heinous aggression and retreat from Ukraine. We hope that all those who have fled their homes may return home peacefully. We hope that life once more will be good for them. That they can be privileged like us and have time for books, movies and adventure.
Let us be clear:
Epic Armoury stands with the people of Ukraine
Should any of you be able and willing to support this cause, we suggest the following organisations:
of the Red Cross
The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement was founded in 1863 and is an international humanitarian movement with worldwide volunteers, members and staff worldwide. The organisation was founded to protect human life and health, ensure respect for all human beings, and prevent and alleviate human suffering.
Save the Children International
The Save the Children Fund was founded in 1919 and provides emergency aid to children in natural disasters, war and other conflicts. On a broader scale, they also work to improve the lives of children through better education, health care, and economic opportunities. The organisation is now a global movement consisting of 29 national member organisations working in over 120 countries.
UNICEF, an acronym of “United Nations Children’s Fund”, was founded by the United Nations in the wake of World War II. It is an agency that provides emergency relief to children worldwide in response to disasters and developmental aid regarding sanitation, nutrition, and education. With a presence in 192 countries and territories, UNICEF is among the most widespread and recognisable global welfare organisations.
Doctors Without Borders
Doctors Without Borders, also known by their French name Médecins Sans Frontières, was founded in the wake of the Nigerian Civil War in 1971. It is an international humanitarian medical non-governmental organisation working in conflict zones and countries affected by endemic diseases. The organisation is active in 70 countries, and the personnel primarily constitutes local medical professionals, logistical experts, and sanitation engineers.
The German Animal Welfare Association
Although most of our donations have been given to humanitarian organisations, we know that warfare often forces people to leave their domestic animals behind to an uncertain fate. The German Animal Welfare Association, in German called “Deutscher Tierschutzbund”, was founded in 1837 and has since worked to prevent animal abuse and increase animal protection. They are now active to aid the animals in Ukraine.
Also, we want to bring to your attention that Armstreet is an industry colleague, and our thoughts go out to their employees in Ukraine. It is impossible to fathom their current situation, and we wish to support them by bringing this to everyone's attention.