Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine has taken a severe toll, one that is impossible for most of us to even comprehend. Frogwares, developers of The Sinking City and the upcoming Sherlock Holmes The Awakened, provided another glimpse into the horrors the Ukranian people are facing with the announcement that one of their former developers was killed in battle.
We are devastated to share the news that our former teammate, Volodymyr Yezhov, was killed in action near Bakhmut while defending Ukraine. His loss is deeply felt by all who knew him. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family and loved ones during this difficult time. 🧵 pic.twitter.com/xMJ5kmH0Sb
— Frogwares (@Frogwares) December 27, 2022
These stories are truly heartbreaking and we believe in raising awareness about them. In that vein, the crew here at Seasoned Gaming want to share a few links for you.
If you’d like to donate to help Ukrainians in need who have been displaced or impacted by this atrocious invasion, here are some links:
- Global Giving Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund
- GlobalGiving is raising funds to support locally-led organizations throughout Ukraine. Donations to the fund will provide essentials for refugees, plus health and psychological support as well as access to education and economic assistance. To date, the fund has raised more than $54 million. Contributors can also donate directly to GlobalGiving partners for specific projects, including helping Ukrainian children with cancer, providing transport for rescued pets, evacuating orphans and more.
- Ukrainian Red Cross
- The Red Cross is often on the front lines of war, serving to help those affected by armed conflict. The Ukrainian Red Cross is assisting people inside the country by aiding with collecting blood, mobilizing volunteers and resources and conducting emergency activities.
- Future for Ukraine
- After hiding in bomb shelters and fleeing Ukraine, a group of displaced Ukrainian women founded Future for Ukraine to support those continuing to suffer from the war. Now, they’re organizing efforts to aid displaced Ukrainian children and women coping with the psychological consequences of the war. Future for Ukraine also helps provide prosthetics for wounded Ukrainians abroad, and humanitarian aid to affected regions within Ukraine.
For more insight into the Ukrainian conflict is impacting its residents and developers like Frogwares, we highly recommend checking out Luke Lohr‘s interview with Frogwares.
You can find audio links here as well as the YouTube version below (with timestamps).