About the task force
When Russia invaded Ukraine, René Fichtmüller didn’t want to stand idly by. His first action was to get together with his friend Patrick and help organise two truck’s worth of relief (trucks courtesy of Wemme Events), which they dropped off at the Ukrainian border in the second week of March 2022. However, of course this was not enough.
Seeing the news reports of network engineers trying to keep the internet going amongst the rubble, Rene and the rest of the Global NOG Alliance team are now working hard to bring the internet community together to bring the necessary assistance to their Ukrainian counterparts. We’re looking for your help to spread the word, source useful equipment that Ukraine can make use of, and help us with monetary donations so we can buy harder to find equipment and make the logistics work.
We thank you for your time, your enthusiasm and your assistance — all are greatly appreciated!
René, Sander, Jan, Corinne and Nathalie
Keep Ukraine Connected Task Force
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This taskforce is working with and supported by these Ukrainian organisations:
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What we’re doing
We are gathering intelligence on what the Ukrainian government, ISPs and network engineers on the ground really need to keep the internet and essential communication systems running. We already have quite a few requests. They can be found on our list of specifics.
We are connecting vendors and donors directly with the people requesting the equipment.
We are also organising to have useful equipment from across Europe and the world shipped to Berlin — so Rene can make another supply run in his trucks — and liaising with suppliers closer to Ukraine to drop off their equipment directly.
If you think you can help in any way, please get in touch.
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