For the safety of his relatives in Belarus, we've chosen not to disclose his full name.
Zmitser valiantly defended the people of Ukraine against Russian occupiers but suffered severe injuries to his leg and arm near Bakhmut in January 2023. Despite initial treatment in Poland, no significant progress was made. Now, he urgently requires treatment in the USA, with a funding goal of $25,000 to cover transportation and services not covered by health insurance, as calculated by the RSU team.
To support our compatriot, the Association of Belarusians in America has launched a separate fundraiser. All funds raised will be seamlessly transferred to the Revived Soldiers Ukraine, ensuring that every dollar contributes directly to Zmitser's treatment.
Let's join hands in solidarity and show our support for our brave Belarusian fighter! Your donation is tax-deductible for US tax residents.
A heartfelt thank you goes to the Revived Soldiers Ukraine, especially President Irina Vashchuk, for their unwavering dedication that has saved the lives of many Ukrainian and Belarusian soldiers. We extend a massive thank you for helping Zmitser on his path to recovery.
Glory to Ukraine! Long Live Belarus!
ABA has developed a network of Belarusian American organizations in fourteen states and 25 cities, and several Belarusian-American nonprofits.
Our main goal is to unite Belarusian American people and organizations to mutually work on educating about Belarus's history, culture, and political situation in the country, preserving and developing the Belarusian language and culture, and supporting Belarusians in building a strong civil society.
The Association of Belarusians in America (ABA) team is comprised of activists that represent Belarusian communities in 25 cities across 14 states.
We are Belarusian-Americans of different ages, occupations, and education living in different states yet connected through our Belarusian heritage and strive to help our home country.
We started as individual Facebook groups across the United States. In 2021 we founded our nonprofit organization that became a national umbrella uniting Americans of Belarusian descent.
The Association of Belarusians in America (ABA) has two agendas:
To support and facilitate democratic change in Belarus,
To unite the Belarusian-American Community and to preserve Belarusian cultural and historical heritage in the USA.