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Firefly founder Max Polyakov donates $1M for Ukrainian relief

The Ukrainian entrepreneur and founder of Firefly Aerospace, Max Polyakov, has donated $1 million for humanitarian and military aid to Ukraine, he announced on his Facebook page.

According to Polyakov, the mayor of Dnipro Borys Filatov asked him for help. The businessman transferred the money to the “TAPS-Ukraine” foundation in Dnipro, which deals with humanitarian issues and provides support to the Ukrainian defenders. The foundation aims to raise $30 million in 30 days. Polyakov calls on other IT entrepreneurs to join financially. Donations are accepted in fiat or cryptocurrencies USDT, BNB, BTC, or ETH.

“During the Russian aggression, attacks and bombings, many civilian buildings in Ukrainian cities were destroyed. People from Kharkiv, Izum, Mariupol, Severodonetsk, Volnovakha and other Ukrainian cities have lost everything! Now they are seeking for shelter in Dnipro, a humanitarian hub for people who suffered from this horrible war. The fund will help provide food, medical care, temporary homes, and everything necessary for thousands of refugees and injured soldiers who came to Dnipro,”

Polyakov says on Facebook.

Currently, Max Polyakov lives in Great Britain, but he has lived and worked in Dnipro for a long time. In addition to Firefly Aerospace, he founded or co-founded NoosphereEOS DATA Analytics, HitDynamics, Maxymiser, Murka LLC, Cupid plc, and Renatus.

AIN.Capital has collected created a list of verified resources to support Ukrainian militia, medics, and citizens here:

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