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Founder of 🇺🇦 military charity fund @dzygaspaw. Former Software Engineer, Leader @lvivdotnet. I love my dog. Support charity 🐾 - PayPal d1mnewz@gmail.com🫡
Feb 5 9 tweets 2 min read
I hate to admit it, but I have to.

I am 100% committed to Ukrainian victory. I will not stop until Ukraine wins. No matter what.

Let me tell you my personal story. Image One year ago, on 24th February, I gave myself a promise that I will commit one year of my life solely to helping Ukraine win.

This is how I created charity fund Dzyga’s Paw to supply Ukrainian military with high-tech equipment.
Jan 25 13 tweets 3 min read
Why I am not fighting on the frontlines?

Following the Russian bot attack in my replies, I actually want to elaborate on this topic - because it’s very interesting for me as well.

Thread 🧵 Put it clear.
I am Ukrainian who wants to live in Ukraine, and I want my kids to live in Ukraine.

Since 24th Feb, I have dedicated 200% of my time, intelligence and effort to equip my friends in Ukrainian Army.

I am all into Ukraine. Not only by words, but by actions as well.
Jan 17 12 tweets 2 min read
I just want to dump these thoughts. I can’t live with them.

So, the war will be very bloody. Even with western weapons.

The big problem with western weapons is that there is not enough of them for such a scale of war. 🧵 By itself, Ukraine can’t defeat Russia in its current form.

So, we need western weapons - because we are far behind in terms of weapons and ammo, even though we excel in motivation.

Also, Ukraine does not have unlimited mobilization resource as Russia does. Sadly.
Jan 15 16 tweets 5 min read
Russian strikes at Dnipro - aftermath and thoughts from Ukraine.

Russia is using their best missiles to cause civilian terror, they still have a lot of those missiles left.

There are certain Ukrainians who are more harmful than useful.

My own reaction and emotions.

🧵 Image Russians used X-22 missiles to cause terror in Dnipro. They specifically targeted residential 9 stares building with their most precise cruise missile.

There are no military targets in the area, and X-22 is Russian top high tech in the world of cruise missiles. Image
Jan 7 12 tweets 2 min read
Russian opposition. What I think of it as Ukrainian?

Since I know a bit of Russian context, I must admit I don’t believe a bit from them.

Still, I understand why they get sympathy from the West.

🧵 Unfortunately, RU opposition lives off Western grant money, and spread non-stop propaganda of poor Russian nation who has been betrayed by evil putin, and it’s only he who is at fault.
They say Russians should not be responsible for ”putin’s war”.
Dec 9, 2022 5 tweets 1 min read
Bakhmut is very interesting in terms of Russian warfare.

Russians are changing their tactics, given they are losing hundreds there daily.

Now, there are waves of low-value Russian fighters spamming the city, and after them there are trained Wagner groups with night vision.

🧵 Trained Wagner groups seem to be much more effective, given Ukrainians are not rich in resources, and still having to deal with civilians who are still in Bakhmut.

Civilians refuse to leave.
Dec 9, 2022 20 tweets 4 min read
Ukraine needs to be nationalistic now in order to survive the war against Russia.

It has been puzzling my mind for a few months now.

I am happy to share my thoughts re nationalism as Ukrainian in Ukraine.

🧵🧵🧵 First off, we must note Russian propaganda saying Ukraine is nazi.

I am absolutely disagreeing with this since nazism implies superiority of one nation over others - which is not the case in Ukraine, not a mainstream belief, or anyhow popular in politics or casual life.
Nov 29, 2022 5 tweets 3 min read
I have a question to @elonmusk re Starlink prices going up in Ukraine.

Did SpaceX pushed the prices up on purpose right when Ukraine started getting electricity, internet and cellular outages daily?

As Ukrainian, I can see the enormous demand for Starlinks now in Ukraine -> 🧵 Right now, I don’t have electricity at my home. I also don’t have cellular. My internet provider is down.

Why?

Because Russia is shelling critical civilian infrastructure country-wide weekly.

I can write this tweet thanks to my charging station and Starlink.
Nov 29, 2022 5 tweets 2 min read
We made it - 100 starlinks!!! 🚀 🚀 🚀

We got enough money to buy them, and we have bought 65 of them already! 35 more to go, but we are getting there!

What I feel about this project 🧵 It was very ambitious and we didn’t believe we can make it, but still we put all our creativity into making it happen!

And you folks - are the ones who put trust in us to deliver on such ambitious project - probably the biggest public starlink fundraiser ever made.

Thanks! 🫡
Nov 28, 2022 18 tweets 4 min read
I have a politically correct confession to make.

I don’t like Russians.

I think, everyone can understand why, but I was debating for so long with my friends whether it’s helpful or not.

My way of going through this generational trauma as young Ukrainian 24yo kid

🧵🧵🧵 You can’t like other nation that has invaded your country and kills you for 8 years, brainwashing the whole world that it’s YOU who are killing YOU.

Russians have caused so much destruction to me, my family, friends, and every Ukrainian.
Nov 13, 2022 7 tweets 2 min read
That is why this morning is very tough for me mentally.

Because of indefinite cruelty and violence is what Russia is all about.

This man, Evgeny, was a Russian prisoner of war in Ukraine.

These are last seconds of his life. I know him and talked to him.

🧵 This guy was an actual prisoner, recruited by Wagner group to fight Ukrainians.

He had his term because of murder, and seen that as opportunity to run from prison to Ukraine - at least that’s what he said to me.
Nov 8, 2022 15 tweets 7 min read
What I have learned from my last trip to Izium in September - exactly when it got liberated.

Thoughts and observations.

🧵 twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Russia is very cruel. Only facts. You get used to it when you see it.

It does not feel like that in peaceful cities.

It leaves a lot of destruction behind
Nov 8, 2022 5 tweets 2 min read
What I can notice in western media is a clearly pushed narrative “Ukraine, go make a deal with Russia”.

I think, it’s pushed out of Russian money because of negative traction on the battlefield, thus they want to freeze the conflict anyhow.

🧵 Russians even stopped terrorizing Ukrainian cities with missiles and shaheds targeting critical civilian infrastructure.

At the same time, we see articles in Western media saying “We are tired of war, go make a deal”, “Ukrainians want peace, it’s warmonger Zelenskyy”, etc.
Nov 7, 2022 4 tweets 3 min read
⚡️⚡️⚡️Christmas Gifts from Ukraine, from Dzyga’s Paw!⚡️⚡️⚡️

We prepared 100 Christmas boxes for our supporters worldwide to celebrate Christmas together!

Donate any amount over 500$, and fill a form forms.gle/eV33LJsdv5S9sC… to claim your present!

🧵🎄🐾 Image I am thankful for your donations for Ukrainian Army!

We want to show our gratitude by sharing the celebration of Ukrainian Christmas with you. You will get something you can touch, taste, smell, hear, listen to, read and gift!

Pic - how we celebrated Christmas 2020 Image
Oct 19, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
Ukrainian Army needs essential comms - 100 Starlinks!

No cellular in the warzone, radios don’t have enough range. But information is still huge advantage over Russian forces - especially in the winter!

We want to get 100x StarLinks to the frontlines.

dzygaspaw.com/starlinks/ 🧵 One Starlink with all the additional masking elements and logistics would be nearly 500$.

Having everything calculated, we aim at $50,000, and we have all the analytics in place to track the progress!

To help us get 100 StarLinks, send us a donation with a note ‘starlink’!
Oct 17, 2022 5 tweets 1 min read
1000 likes and I will shave Image fuck
Oct 14, 2022 10 tweets 5 min read
Very interesting statement from @elonmusk re Ukrainian StarLink and how damaging it is for @SpaceX economics.

Being Ukrainian actually in the topic of StarLinks, I want to tell you some based facts re starlinks in Ukraine.

🧵 Image 0. I admire the actions of SpaceX of enabling StarLink service in Ukraine. It is a true game changer for Ukrainian army in the open fields of no cellular, and long distances not suitable for radios, given the situation is changing quick on the battlefield.

It’s a game-changer. Image
Oct 4, 2022 5 tweets 4 min read
Let’s repair 4x 🇷🇺 trophy MSTA-B captured in Kharkiv region, so they can serve to Ukrainian Army, at my artillery unit!

Total needed to get them running - ~10 000 USD!

What’s needed - 🧵

Want your custom paintwork / sign on them? See 🧵

Contribute - dzygaspaw.com/support 🫡 ImageImageImage My happy buddy saying Russians left us some presents!

Indeed, but they are not fully functional yet. All of them need wheels, Russians took them off, and my guys used their wheels to tow it to the repair warehouse.

Need wheels, truck batteries and optics. They took off optics.
Oct 2, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
Last few weeks are very tough mentally.

First, death wraps you around, surrounds you and you get used to it.

Then, it takes some of your friends. You still have to live normal life, because there is no other way.

Then, you see life through the prism of death. I realized that there are shitty events that happen.

I know I can affect future events, but not something that already happened.

I also know I can change my attitude towards these events. Some of the morally right feelings might be counter-productive to my life.
Sep 25, 2022 8 tweets 2 min read
I don’t fear mobilization in Russia, but it definitely has a bloody sign.

We will have more scars because of this.

I will tell you why. 🧵 1. Until now, Ukrainians were fighting a war where casualties were measured in five figure numbers.

Now, we are getting on a scale of millions involved in combat from both sides, and it will mean casualties will be in hundred thousands - from both sides.
Sep 18, 2022 5 tweets 1 min read
I’ve been talking with civilian teenager girl in Izium.

She was telling crazy stories of how Russians put everyone into filtration camps and tortured those who refused to collaborate.

Then Russians dumped bodies in Siverskyi Donets river. From time to time, bodies came up -> To the surface.

She was telling stories of how other civilians had to use the same river to get water and to wash themselves. There is no water in Izium still since early March.

Russian occupiers swimed in the river with dead Ukrainian bodies.