We are engaged in the running of the Ukrainian World centre in Warsaw, which provides legal and psychological assistance to the Maidan militants undergoing rehabilitation, refugees and the Ukrainian community residing in Poland. Ukrainian World is also a centre for the promotion of Ukrainian culture and community initiatives, as well as a venue for Polish-Ukrainian integration.
We would like to bring to your attention the information and presentation summarising our assistance provided to Ukraine. Оther materials summerising our activities can be found at: odfoundation.eu
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Deliveries of helmets and bullet-proof vests, even for humanitarian aid purposes, are strictly regulated under Polish law in line with the applicable EU Directives. The provisions of the Act of z 22 June 2001 on the Pursuance of Business Operations in the Production of, and Trade in, Explosives, Weapons, Ammunition and Technologies for Military or Police Use (Dz. U. of 2012, item 1017, as amended).
Even though they are defensive in their nature and serve the purpose of protecting health and life, bullet-proof vests and helmets are considered to be goods of strategic importance – as are machine guns, tanks and nuclear arms. Their purchase and delivery, even for the purposes of protecting civilians, require the applicable licences and permits. No licence is required for vests or helmets held for personal use.
In view of the foregoing, the Foundation was granted by the Minister of Internal Affairs, a licence to engage in business operations as regards so-called domestic transfers.
At present, we are being assisted by our partners who have the required permits. We buy and deliver equipment having no combat characteristics. This is usually fully functional equipment but not defined under the law as requiring a licence.
You may use PayPal to make a transfer to the account opened especially for this purpose. Please enter “Body armour” in the transfer description field. If you wish to help specific military troops or personnel, you should also list them in this field.
IBAN: PL 56 2490 0005 0000 4600 5911 3255
SWIFT (BIC CODE): ALBPPLPW
Alior Bank S.A.
ul. Lopuszanska 38d
Fundacja Otwarty Dialog
Al. J. Ch. Szucha 11a/21
In case of transfer from Polish bank accounts the account number will be sufficient: 56 2490 0005 0000 4600 5911 3255
You can make an online payment via PayPal.