Uman schoolgirl donates UAH 120,000 to buy SUV for border guards – photo report

10 March, 02:13 PM
Schoolgirl Mariya from Uman (

Schoolgirl Mariya from Uman (

A schoolgirl from the central Ukrainian city of Uman donated UAH 120,000 ($3,300) to assist in Ukraine’s defense against Russian invaders, Ukraine’s State Border Guard Service reported on March 10.

10-year-old Mariya had been saving for several years, but her dreams and values have evolved since Russia launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine. The child instead decided to donate her entire savings to Ukrainian defenders, the service wrote.

"Her parents, who constantly help the Ukrainian army, inspired her to such an act," read the message.

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Border guards reported the money donated by Mariya was used to purchase an off-road vehicle.

The vehicle has been already sent to border guards who perform combat tasks for the Ukrainian army. The new vehicle will help in the liberation of Ukrainian lands from Russian occupiers.

"Thanks to Mariya, her parents, and all concerned for their support. Together, we will win," the state service wrote.

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