Chance of Victory: Anton helps in the de-occupation of Kherson region and prepares to liberate his native Simferopol
Military serviceman Anton* is originally Simferopol, Crimea. In 2014, he left the peninsula and joined the ranks of defenders. He later demobilized and successfully engaged in entrepreneurial activities in Kyiv and Mykolaiv for some time. However, with the full-scale invasion on February 24, 2022, he could not stay away from the war and mobilized into the Troop Operation Brigade, which participated in the liberation of Kherson and the consolidation of our positions in this territory.
During his return to the military ranks, Anton noticed that on the left bank of the Dnipro River, where the enemy had moved, the nature of the combat operations had changed. Ukrainian defenders needed to conduct many UAV flights or have precise coordinates for targeting our MLRS and artillery. Another task for the drones was to provide accurate enemy location data for periodic crossings of the Dnipro River by our special forces units. Anton began seeking assistance to master drone operations and enrolled in the basic training course at UA Drone School.
After successfully completing the basic course, he proved to be a skilled pilot of the Mavic and is now successfully carrying out missions in the Kherson region. Anton constantly maintains communication with his relatives in Crimea and is determined to take part in its de-occupation, liberating his hometown from the Russian occupiers.
“The support of the Drone School is a direction that the Slots City Foundation started in January,” says Stas Andreev, the director of the Foundation. “Every month, we provide assistance so that the military can undergo free training at UA Drone School, which is part of the state project ‘Drone Army.’ In addition to this, the Foundation helps the military by collecting donations for the front line and for displaced people every week. We support the medics who treat our defenders. All this volunteer work in the Foundation is a strong motivation for our team and an unconditional opportunity for everyone to contribute to our common great Victory to the best of their abilities. Together we are stronger!”
Overall, Slots City Foundation volunteers have delivered over 100 shipments to the front line over the past year, including 19 drones, 30 vehicles, including trucks, thermal imagers, generators, as well as other equipment, gear, and clothing for the fighters. In total, the assistance provided by the Foundation’s friends to the army and those affected by the war has exceeded 31.3 million hryvnias during its operation.
*The defender’s name has been changed for his safety.