NGO Slava Ukraini – overview of activities in January

MTÜ Slava Ukraini continues its activities also in 2024, as the Russian aggression in Ukraine is still ongoing. We are fully dependant on donations to achieve our goals.

We are collecting donations for the following projects: 

  • We aim to send an additional 20 guerilla ambulances and 10 ATVs to the front lines by spring 2024. These vehicles allow units to evacuate wounded soldiers to saftey, where life-saving first aid can be given. The total expense for the project is EUR 289,000. Donations can be sent to EE727700771007665845 using “guerilla” as the reference. Using the donations we have received we have procured 10 guerilla ambulances and one ATV, but need more donations to continue with this project.
  • We want to improve the blood transfusion capabilities collaborating with our previous collaborator PULSE in frontline stabilization points. Fast evacuation and a blood transfusion administered immediately after the blood loss increases survival rates. We aim to support four units. The total expense is EUR 236,750, which includes training the medics and supplying the equipment. Donations can be sent to EE927700771008965285 using “veri” as the reference.
  • Two units have asked us for refrigerated vehicles that can transport the dead bodies of fallen fighters. One vehicle (including the car, maintenance, stretchers, tires and transport to Ukraine) is EUR 12,111 euros. Please help us supply the vehicles to the units. Using the donations from December and January we have purchased one refrigerated vehicle, but we rely on your continued support to procure the other one for the second unit. Donations can be sent to EE767700771008377365 using “külmik” as the reference.

All the listed expenses include operational costs, which amount to approximately ten precent of the total.

Find out how to donate on our home page.

A big thank you for everyone who has donated so far!

Building guerilla ambulances

The guerilla ambulance is used to transport wounded soldiers from the front to a safer location, where first aid can continue or they can be transported to a hospital with a regular ambulance. Guerilla ambulances are built for navigating difficult terrain. It can happen that the landscape is too harsh, that there is no place to take cover or that there’s a minefield at the location of the rescue. Because of that we have procured two ATV-s with a carrier to improve the flexibility and speed of conducting rescue missions.

From August to December we planned to send 19 guerilla ambulances to Ukraine. As of end of January, only one of those needs yet to be handed over. The total cost of the 19 cars is EUR 103,150, which brings the average cost of a car to about EUR 5430. The average cost of repairs has been 900 EUR. We have supplied each car with six tires, totaling an average of EUR 508 per car. The rebuilding of the vehicles has been EUR 980 to EUR 1300, depending on the needs of the unit. We will include the final transport expenses in the following reports, as the costs have been accounted.

Thanks to the generosity of our donators, we have been able to continue with the guerilla ambulance project and have bought 9 more cars with an average purchase price of 4301. Out of nine cars, five have reached Ukraine and we will be handing them to the units over the course of January. Bills are being tallied for the final expenses.

We have compiled a manual for rebuilding the cars to make communication easier in both Estonia and Ukraine and through that, further guarantee the reliability of the vehicles in harsh conditions.

We have commited EUR 800 alongside each car we deliver for additional repairs, such as fixing shock absorbers or sending additional wheels. We have already funded the repairs for some of the cars.

About our organization

We have been accepted to the list of charities who adopt the best practices for gathering donations (in Estonian)

We invite new people to join NGO Slava Ukraini. We especially welcome people and companies who would like to participate in the discussion about how their donations will be used, which projects Slava Ukraini will start and how the organization will develop going forward. More info on the Slava Ukraini home page.

NGO Slava Ukraini home page now has an expense sheet that will be updated monthly (in Estonian).


As of May 9th, the date when changes took place in the board of the organization, the amount of donations on the NGO’s accounts was about EUR 664 000. In 2023, Slava Ukraini collected EUR 1,024,364.09 of donations.

In January EUR 44,609.47 was donated, of which EUR 34,000 was through the collective effort of the Tallinn Vanalinn Rotary Club.

There are still criminal procedures underway in both Estonia and Ukraine to shed light on how the donations were used before March 2023.

NGO Slava Ukraini is a non-profit organization that was founded in 2022 to act in public interest with the goal of supporting the armed forces and the civilian population of Ukraine with life-protecting and life-saving aid. To achieve the goals, NGO Slava Ukraini provides assistance for the armed forces of Ukraine in arranging medical activities in the frontline as well as skills, knowledge and tools to deal with war damage.