April 15 2022 – LVIV, UKRAINE: Olena Shevchenko, a prominent LGBTQI and Women’s rights activist in Ukraine was attacked while organizing humanitarian aid shipments in the western city of Lviv on Thursday, being sprayed with a chemical irritant by what she claims are members of a hate group.
Despite the attack, Shevchenko, who is the chairperson and founder of “Insight Public Organization,” an LGBTQI group that was created in 2008, continues to organize donated humanitarian aid to cities and villages throughout the country.
“During the war, the most impacted group of people [is] usually women” -Olena
On the first day of the invasion, Shevchenko says they shifted their organizations focus from a fund-raising and networking organization to delivering aid across Ukraine.
“Yesterday we had the huge delivery, 1.5 tons. Hopefully that will be enough for a week.”
She said that despite filling already 3000 requests for aid, they still have 5000 requests unfulfilled.
Olena Shevchenko says she was attacked while organizing humanitarian aid shipments in Lviv this week. “it’s not the first attack on me but honestly I didn’t think it would happen during the war.”
“During the war, the most impacted group of people [is] usually women…” She goes on to say that the focus in a war is on the soldiers, the heroes, but that we mustn’t forget who takes care of everything, “which is usually women.”
Video by Oliya Scootercaster (FNTV Freedomnews.tv)