Svitlana has been with “Patriot Defence” since the very first days. “No one really knew what to do, but we remained focused. Ulana, as a specialist, figured out what people to bring in and what to do under given circumstances,” says Svitlana. She remembers the first few months; phones were ringing off the hook: “People were calling and asking us only for IFAKsthey didn’t want to go through training. Now they understand that training is more important”. At first, everything was chaotic. Now there is structure; there is a solid team of employees and stability in the work itself. If she had to turn back the hands in time, she would definitely choose to do it again, but wishes there were 30 hours in a day, to make some time for family.
Yuriy is a historian, but he also has the experience in logistics and administration. The combination gave him reason to make important contributions in this complicated time for the country. He joined "Patriot Defence" in June 2014. He appreciates being part of the organization through its formation and growth and feels part of an important cause.