This Friday, the next car column will travel from Latvia to the war zone. All drivers who had applied before are still in after the recent bombings of Kyiv and other cities.
“The formalities need to be sorted out and we'll be leaving on Friday,” says Reinis Pozņaks, organizer of the Twitter Convoy to Ukraine (#twitterkonvojs), before the new trip to Ukraine.
The new car convoy is ready to go. All stolen batteries are replaced and more – people have donated three times as many batteries, as well as money. “The perpetrators have not been found, but we have a big wave of support. So there is no bad without good. Let's go.”
“There are more batteries than ever, but it's good – winter comes, they will be useful. A huge thank you, and many are applying to drive the convoy.”
The convoy starts every Friday. All the drivers who have applied to take the car to Ukraine are determined.
“I'm shaking and I can't understand whether from the cold or from hatred. A bit of powerlessness about the vileness in which the country [Russia] operates. After this, the last illusion about them will be gone."
"And it has to be understood in the West that for fear of those dreadful endings and nuclear threats, we will experience endless horrors. If not us, then our children. Need not be afraid, but the terrorist country needs to disappear."
Reinis himself has just returned from Ukraine. He was in both recovered areas and met with soldiers. “There the determination is huge, there was a very motivational and reassuring journey. There is great resolve, they are prepared and mature, everything is planned, without euphoria, with confidence to go forward.”