As first anniversary of Russian invasion of Ukraine nears, Toledo Helps Ukraine continues support

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TOLEDO, Ohio — It has been one year since Russia invaded Ukraine. U.S. President Joe Biden visited Ukraine’s capital Kyiv on Monday in support of the war-ravaged country, but he isn’t the only one providing aid this week. Toledo Helps Ukraine, a student-run University of Toledo organization, also has plans to help refugees as the anniversary of Russia’s invasion nears.

“If the U.S. president is there, that means our job is not over,” Alona Matchenko, founder of Toledo Helps Ukraine, said. “We are going to continue fighting.”

Toledo Helps Ukraine was formed soon after Russia began its invasion on Feb. 24, 2022, and has organized fundraising events and sent resources to Ukraine.

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