Anna Povejšilová: campaign for project Help for Ukraine with Memory of Nations

Martin Povejšil’s memorial fund for Ukraine

we started on 2023-08-11
€32,672
raised 42 % out of  €78,663

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Martin Povejšil, a prominent Czech diplomat, dedicated his professional life to promoting democratic values. To honour his legacy, his family has therefore decided to set up a memorial fund to help those who are now fighting relentlessly for freedom and independence. Our friends in Ukraine, even a year and a half after the Russian invasion, still need protective and medical supplies, which the non-profit organisation Post Bellum is sending to the places where they are currently needed most. Please donate any amount you can to support them.
Martin Povejšil made a major contribution to Czech diplomacy. Having joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1990, he worked tirelessly for the Czech Republic and its anchorage among free democratic Western countries. He served as ambassador to Chile, Spain and Andorra. He was present at key moments in the Czech Republic's modern history – at the time of the country’s accession to the EU, he was Director General of the European Section of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and later became the Czech Permanent Representative to the EU. He was also the Czech Ambassador to NATO. From 2018 to the present, he served as Director General of the Security and Multilateral Section and was instrumental in establishing the government's new security strategy. Martin Povejšil was a recipient of the Medal of Merit for Diplomacy and the National Security Council Award.

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POST BELLUM
Ukraine is bleeding. We don’t have to stand by and watch the lawlessness and aggression our friends are facing just because they’ve decided to share our values of freedom and democracy. For a year and a half now we’ve been buying protective and medical equipment and doing all we can to ensure it reaches Ukraine as fast as possible and gets to the places where it is needed most. Thousands of vests and helmets sent by our organisation are being used by defenders on the front lines, several tonnes of medical equipment is saving lives. We have also supplied fire trucks, ambulances, power generators, drones, and optical devices. It’s not over yet: Ukrainian heroes are fighting and still need material to stand firm in the defence of their country. Please, let us persevere as well. Our own experience with the wars and totalitarian regimes of the 20th century compels us to help.


Ukraine is bleeding. We don’t have to stand by and watch the lawlessness and aggression our friends are facing just because they’ve decided to share our values of freedom and democracy. For a year and a half now we’ve been buying protective and medical equipment and doing all we can to ensure it reaches Ukraine as fast as possible and gets to the places where it is needed most. Thousands of vests and helmets sent by our organisation are being used by defenders on the front lines, several tonnes of medical equipment is saving lives. We have also supplied fire trucks, ambulances, power generators, drones, and optical devices.

It’s not over yet: Ukrainian heroes are fighting and still need material to stand firm in the defence of their country. Please, let us persevere as well. Our own experience with the wars and totalitarian regimes of the 20th century compels us to help.

The important things do not change with the times. Whether it’s the stories from the times we ourselves faced war and totalitarianism or the ones happening right now just a few hundred kilometres away from us, they are connected by the longing for freedom, safety, and one’s home. Our own experience with war and totalitarianism in the 20th century makes us obligated to help others.


The month of February is undeniably etched into the memory of all people in Ukraine. Since none of us are indifferent to the fate of this country, we decided to organize a rally together with People in Need, Million Moments for Democracy and the European Congress of Ukrainians to commemorate the 2nd anniversary of the war. We want to say to Ukrainians: 'We are with you. This is also our struggle and a struggle for our future." Join us on Saturday, February 24, 2024 from 4 to 5 pm at Old Town Square, where, among others, President of the Czech Republic Petr Pavel and other interesting guests will speak.



In 2019, the non-profit organisation Post Bellum set up an office in Lviv with the goal of filming the witness accounts for the Paměť národa archive. Our colleagues in Ukraine recorded dozens of stories mostly from survivors of Stalinist repressions, dissidents, and political prisoners. After the outbreak of the war, they asked for our help. We could not decline. Thanks to your support, we have supplied the defenders of Ukraine with thousands of bulletproof vests and helmets, tonnes of medical equipment and optical devices as well as fully equipped ambulances and fire trucks. Dozens of human lives have verifiably been saved thanks to this. All the aid provided has been non-lethal in nature.

All materials needed have been consulted with experts from the Army of the Czech Republic. The recipients of our aid are predominantly frontline fighters, members of special forces units. The assistance is implemented through the Embassy of Ukraine in the Czech Republic. Representatives of the Czech Embassy in Kyiv then oversee the correct use and distribution of the material to those in need.

You can also contribute to the charitable fund with a direct payment to the donations account: 123-6318620207/0100 (for donations from abroad: IBAN: CZ 7601000001236318620207, BIC / SWIFT code: KOMBCZPPXXX). Contact: dary@pametnaroda.cz


Thank you for your support!


In support of freedom and independence.

Matthew Stephenson

Martine, Ukrajinu neopustíme!

Karel Kühnl
CZK 10,000

Slava Ukrajine! Diky!

Petra Ali Doláková
CZK 5,000

S úctou k odkazu p. Martina Povejšila a na podporu boje Ukrajinců za svobodu, nezávislost a demokratické hodnoty.

Lenka Skalická
CZK 5,000

Ať je Vám země lehká

Dmytro
CZK 5,000

Ať jeho odkaz žije dále!

vděčný občan čr
CZK 1,000

Čest památce Martina Povejšila.

Olga HAJFLEROVA
CZK 5,000

Čest památce Martina Povejšila, s poděkováním za jeho vykonanou práci a působení v diplomacii a také všem, kteří zajišťují tuto pomoc.

Aleš Pecka

Čest jeho památce. Bude tu chybět nejen jeho rodině, ale nám všem.

Petr Sojka
CZK 5,000

Děkuji Martinu Povejšilovi za jeho nasazení a vše, co udělal. Každé setkání s ním bylo inspirací.

Tomáš Czernin
CZK 20,000
All donations support organization:
POST BELLUM, projekt: Help for Ukraine with Memory of Nations